Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 204,285
Catalog: KM-A74.1
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1113.11 (10/7/2015)
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1864 $20 MS obverse 1864 $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1864 is another scarce Civil War issue, though not nearly as rare as the 1862 and the 1863. It is considerably easier to locate in About Uncirculated grades. The 1864 does not really become scarce until the AU55 range. It is very scarce in AU58 and extremely rare in Mint State with just six to eight pieces known.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/13/2015

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1864 $20 MS
Base $ 1800 1875 1925 2550 4150 8400 9600 11500 16900 28500 61000 90000 165000 365000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 69000 - 270000 - - - -

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Total Graded: 296
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
5/5/2004 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 9992 $805.00
6/3/2004 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 9152 $8,050.00
10/29/2006 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2279, 2279/Lot# 2721 $2,016.00
5/27/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1701 $5,980.00
12/3/2009 PCGS AU 50   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1281 $2,340.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4413 $20,700.00
8/2/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4733 $3,055.00
6/15/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 196848 $12,238.60

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