Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 25
Catalog: KM-74.2
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1170.87 (10/1/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 $20 PF obverse 1868 $20 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint reports a scant 25 were coined in proof and perhaps a few went unsold or were otherwise lost to numismatics today. Perhaps 15 to 20 exist in all grades.

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1868 $20 PF
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1868 $20 PF Cameo
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1868 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/3/2007 NGC Proof 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 3143 $207,000.00
5/27/2007 PCGS Proof 64   Cameo Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1708 $97,750.00
4/16/2008 NGC Proof 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 2506 $299,000.00
9/14/2008 PCGS Proof 64   Cameo Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1289 $106,375.00
8/11/2011 PCGS Proof 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7669 $149,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $20 PF
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1868 $20 PF Cameo
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1868 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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