Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 114
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1239.17 (8/22/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1902 $20 PF obverse 1902 $20 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

The business strike gold mintages of 1902 for both eagles and double eagles are curiously low. The 1902 eagles saw a production of 82,400 business strikes, while the year before in Philadelphia there were 1.72 million coins manufactured. For 1902 twenty dollar gold pieces the mintage was even more startling: 31,140 examples, down from 111,000 coins the year before and more than 1.8 million in 1900.

Against this backdrop, the proof emissions of the year appear slender, indeed. A total of 113 and 114 eagles and double eagles, respectively, were produced in 1902. The Mint also officially began fiddling with different proof finishes for gold, an experimentation that would continue sporadically for another decade. While previous proof gold had featured brilliantly mirrored fields with frosty devices, in this year the Mint introduced a surface that was consistently fully mirrored, without the cameo contrast produced by mint-frosted devices. Breen's Proof Encyclopedia, in an easily missed note, says, 'From now through 1907, devices are semi-brilliant on all gold denominations, not frosty.' The Loewinger proof gold reference occasionally calls the finish 'satiny or semi-brilliant.'

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1902 $20 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 24
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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8/7/1998 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Signature Sale #190, 190/Lot# 7920 $52,900.00
2/11/2000 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2000 February Long Beach Sale #222, 222/Lot# 6887 $35,650.00
9/6/2009 NGC PF 65   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3474 $57,500.00
11/3/2010 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5426 $83,375.00
10/25/2012 NGC PF 15   Heritage Auctions Weekly World Coin Auction Session(1), 231244/Lot# 62021 $62.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 62   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1882 $30,550.00


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NGC Registry Score 1902 $20 PF
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1902 $20 PF Cameo
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1902 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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