Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Catalog: KM-135.2
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8350
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3356oz
Melt Value: $4.94 (9/2/2015)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1884 $20 PF obverse 1884 $20 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While not widely recognized, the 1884 may, in fact, be the rarest of the three proof-only double eagles from the 1880s. When one considers the total number known today, it certainly appears that way. Only 71 examples were struck and the survival rate is somewhat lower than for other proof double eagles of this era. Walter Breen estimated that "16 to 20" were known, but based on the number of auction appearances for this date in the past ten years, we believe a more reasonable estimate is 12 to 15 pieces. It should be remembered that two or three of these are impounded in museums and another one or two are impaired, which leaves an extremely limited number of pieces available to the serious collector.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/16/2015

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1884 $20 PF
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1884 $20 PF Cameo
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1884 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 12
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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1/9/2002 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2002 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #280, 280/Lot# 4149 $54,625.00
1/5/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5288 $103,500.00
1/8/2014 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5567 $164,500.00
9/3/2014 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 3035/Lot# 34551 $440.63
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4406 $246,750.00
8/12/2015 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4508 $164,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 $20 PF
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Base60896820796084288849923495889918102261065311172115291175412378135271488016747177231850520500250161
633372008116856889779352969810021103681082611291116041196212761139781550217072179841917022005250160
00000096981002110368108261129111604119621276113978155021707217984191702200500
00000098081012310511109991141011679121701314414429161251739818244198352351100
1884 $20 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base64007077824786869234958899181022610599110471152911842121781300813762152521711817967207232543711
662674678393886993529698100211035010748112081163311954124551325914259158741740118886222942543710
000000100211035010748112081163311954124551325914259158741740118886222942543700
000000101231047510898113681173812066127311351114755164961768419804238662543700
1884 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base68207317842890079520991810226105151099711436118851257112937133811420615715176401886621253111
698676878621917896531002110322106761114311586121141269313085136561470916357180491966221253110
00000010322106761114311586121141269313085136561470916357180491966221253100
00000010419108361129011735123421281513233139311521216998184572045721253100
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