Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 128
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1246.14 (8/31/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1896 $20 PF obverse 1896 $20 PF reverse


Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)
  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

At 128 pieces, the 1896 Liberty Head twenty enjoys the largest proof mintage of any 19th century double eagle. Of course, in absolute terms, the production figure is still extremely small, and the issue is rarer than one would expect in today's market. In their Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933, Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth estimate only 45-50 specimens are known today in all proof grades. At the Gem Proof level coins are very rare.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/28/2014

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1896 $20 PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 12000 16000 17750 23000 32500 53000 104000 138000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 158500 - -
1896 $20 PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 25000 35250 61500 115000 157500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1896 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 39500 71500 130000 175000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 37
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/3/2007 PCGS PF 60   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 3759 $12,362.50
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3460 $106,375.00
1/9/2008 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 3340 $143,750.00
5/25/2008 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4473 $60,375.00
9/14/2008 PCGS PF 66   Ultra Cameo Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1297 $123,625.00
1/3/2012 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 5073 $126,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111112433312638854290526457476437770410372115291275717223219671
11111118112664337940204614542559776859859310757119381424518804219670
0000001811266433794020461454255977685985931075711938142451880400
00000011622289536324155493955866207728194821114312347157342038500
1896 $20 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111171388644102261104755636324695188491107312757130291499711
1111111238076409171104991104758166533758395901163412847136851499710
0000001238076409171104991104758166533758395901163412847136851499700
00000014759814296981077311047607067428216103311219512938143411499700
1896 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111112813358344214866564417543991813112143471111
111111193830693862456951255644251583341098213523143471110
000000193830693862456951255644251583341098213523143471100
0000001187533264141471753845644502991261204713935143471100
Registry Image Gallery

No Images Found

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer