Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 75
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: $1082.54 (9/4/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1898 $20 PF obverse 1898 $20 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Estimates of survivors range from a low of 25-30 pieces (Akers) to as many as 30-36 (Breen) from the original mintage of only 75 coins.

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Price Guide

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1898 $20 PF
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1898 $20 PF Cameo
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1898 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 36
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
8/18/2004 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 7702 $80,500.00
5/27/2007 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1771 $25,300.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7859 $9,200.00
8/2/2012 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5428 $211,500.00
3/21/2014 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(2), 1198/Lot# 10729 $64,625.00
6/4/2014 PCGS PF AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4949 $9,400.00
6/27/2014 NGC PF 60   Cameo Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2702 $17,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base170719692433252528853126363938854290526457476248650971988247978912338135431571517223219671
1794212424642645296532973721402046155425591463356739754887611063912740142671621818804219670
000000372140204615542559146335673975488761106391274014267162181880400
000000380341554939558660816422696878979275114881314114991167202038600
1898 $20 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17992072255226483021327038004055447254765973648867577465851510123127351396716189111
18902232258427723104344738854194480756426145657869937815905110994131461470816189110
00000038854194480756426145657869937815905110994131461470816189100
00000039704333514158076316666772298165958711864135561544816189100
1898 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1928221512821114024429047255770628668201783489491058513112143471111
202422159412821113424113443550735942646468202612820694941142713524143471110
0000004113443550735942646468202612820694941142713524143471100
00000042014580542261146642682052238577100401227013935143471100
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