Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 792,663
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1239.85 (8/23/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 $20 MS obverse 1896 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1896 is currently a much scarcer date than the 1895 or 1897. It is most often seen in MS60-63 grades. Properly graded MS64s, like the piece in the Eagle Collection, are scarce and Gems are very rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/28/2014

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1896 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1750 1765 1850 2350 4650 23500 - - - - -
$ 1680 1700 1715 1725 1750 1765 1825 1950 2750 7350 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9907
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
9/6/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8828
9/6/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8825
9/6/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8827


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
3/14/2001 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1417, 1417/Lot# 1736 $448.38
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2682 $546.25
3/24/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 9958 $1,495.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 7385 $1,840.00
1/15/2012 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/15/2012, 3/Lot# 29280 $3,410.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1100 $1,872.00
12/1/2013 NGC MS 60   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 154462 $1,377.07
12/1/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 351 $1,450.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20731 $2,085.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base572644721806896903906911920926935941108812261547252548174634632487891243017880
596669749836898904907914922929937990113413331873328948175197714510002142460
00000090791492292993799011341333187332894817519771451000200
000000909917924932939103911801440219940534817576079671121600
1896 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base61368877085895396196496997898599410011155129916332648501556208070117761745026230
6387157998899559629659729809889961052120314101971343752166436930513667203760
000000965972980988996105212031410197134375216643693051366700
0000009679759829919981103125115212309422654187253105401555800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1547
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1547
Owner: Jesse T Brown
 
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