Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 86
Catalog: KM-74.3
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1087.18 (9/5/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 $20 PF obverse 1897 $20 PF reverse


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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Mint records indicate that 86 proof double eagles were delivered in 1897, and survivors are rarer than those of the 1896 issue (128 proofs produced).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2015

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1897 $20 PF
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1897 $20 PF Cameo
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1897 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 18
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/18/2004 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 7700 $69,000.00
5/25/2008 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4475 $63,250.00
8/11/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7672 $86,250.00
1/3/2012 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 5074 $74,750.00
2/3/2014 NGC PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5444 $49,937.50
8/6/2014 NGC PF 64   Cameo Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 13267 $73,437.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base188625253238352539194319456547565049565661216324658172878247978912338135431571518195196041
2099276333343656405244014629485452515811618964106816760787611063912740142671654218665196040
000000462948545251581161896410681676078761106391274014267165421866500
000000469249515454596662566495705279279275114881314114991173681913400
1897 $20 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base198526483386368340894502475649525254587963586567683077568515105711275714062160421871811
220628943485381842274587482150535462603964286655713980099200113001319214722169341871810
000000482150535462603964286655713980099200113001319214722169341871800
000000488751535671619864976742744782629886120281362715382178261871800
1897 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2124282135923902432647565021155396189668569021188491164313446144851111
2356307836954043446948445021184757566354675769021295097801224413792144851110
0000005021184757566354675769021295097801224413792144851100
00000050213693597265206830690215900107121284514139144851100
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Grade: PF 66 UC
Points: 11859
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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