Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 251,880
Catalog: KM-74.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1252.14 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 $20 MS obverse 1872 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In his Guide Book of Double Eagle Gold Coins, Q. David Bowers (2004) notes that Type Two P-mint double eagles rarely circulated on the East Coast: 'Most Philadelphia coins were exported and melted, while others were sent to the West. Double eagles of this mint were not used in commerce to a great extent ... ' While this accounts for the availability of pieces in higher circulated grades and even lower Mint State grades, Select and finer pieces remain highly elusive.

Winter and Fuljenz, in their Type Two Double Eagles 1866-1876, comment on how challenging finding visually appealing 1872 double eagles can be: 'It is possible to locate a specimen with well-defined hair, sharp stars and a crisply detailed reverse. It is not as easy, however, to find a piece which has clean surfaces.'

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/2/2013

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1872 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1810 1820 1860 1900 1920 1920 1950 2000 2550 3250 5900 10750 18500 32000 83000 - - - - - -
$ 2110 2150 2200 2750 3500 6400 12000 20500 35000 90000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 634
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/14/2008 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 2694 $2,070.00
2/1/2009 NGC AU 53   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1610 $1,293.75
2/15/2010 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3942 $1,506.50
4/27/2011 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1154/Lot# 12224 $1,897.50
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5817 $2,300.00
3/27/2012 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3249, 3249/Lot# 1356 $1,736.00
4/24/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 9391 $2,232.50
5/5/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 105718 $1,596.11


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base600672752838933108111031124164419132252244832384694661610217156052412237706595379487697504
62469878086998210881110129717332026231727113723533478161201318444286504498371316957520
000000111012971733202623172711372353347816120131844428650449837131600
000000111714701823213923822974420859759016138092128333178522608309600
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1913
Owner: swiss
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1141
Owner: Durham Collection
 
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