Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 86
Catalog: KM-74.3
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1266.36 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 $20 PF obverse 1897 $20 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Mint records indicate that 86 proof double eagles were delivered in 1897, and survivors are rarer than those of the 1896 issue (128 proofs produced).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/28/2014

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1897 $20 PF
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1897 $20 PF Cameo
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1897 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 20
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
5/25/2008 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4474 $46,000.00
3/28/2009 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 3350 $43,125.00
11/3/2010 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5404 $94,300.00
8/11/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7672 $86,250.00
1/3/2012 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 5074 $74,750.00
4/24/2013 NGC PF 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4594 $30,550.00
2/3/2014 NGC PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5444 $49,937.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $20 PF
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000000122517235870799871051554255977685985931075711938131871485000
0000001450277179215102511051555866207728194821114312347136171565300
1897 $20 PF Cameo
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Base1111111171388644102261104755636324695188491107312757130291499711
1111111238076409171104991104758166533758395901163412847136851499710
0000001238076409171104991104758166533758395901163412847136851499700
00000014759814296981077311047607067428216103311219512938143411499700
1897 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base111111112813358344214866564417543991813112143471111
111111193830693862456951255644251583341098213523143471110
000000193830693862456951255644251583341098213523143471100
0000001187533264141471753845644502991261204713935143471100
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Grade: PF 66 UC
Points: 11859
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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