Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 94
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: $1097.92 (8/30/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1906 $20 PF obverse 1906 $20 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1906 proof double eagles were produced to the extent of 94 coins. By 1906 there were many more collectors of means than even a decade earlier, and sales of the proof double eagles would have been much higher. It is possible that most of the 94 coins produced actually found buyers by 1906 (the Mint regularly melted unsold proof coins without reducing reported production figures), although time and attrition took their toll later on.

Garrett and Guth in their Gold Encyclopedia offer this concerning the issue:

'The 1906 double eagle is a very rare issue in Proof. Of the 94 coins struck, there are probably just 45 to 50 coins known in all grades. Most of the coins seen of the date are of PF-64 quality. For some reason, many pieces are softly struck on the reverse. Gem examples are also seen less often than many of the dates from 1898 to 1905. There is also added desirability due to the rarity of circulation-strike examples.?

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2015

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1906 $20 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 44
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/7/1998 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Signature Sale #190, 190/Lot# 7921 $47,150.00
8/18/2004 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 7710 $74,750.00
5/28/2008 PCGS PF AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 3731 $12,650.00
9/14/2008 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1300 $92,000.00
11/3/2010 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5452 $83,375.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5943 $36,718.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1906 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base170718862525323835253919431944994694526456566209640071388247985412338135431571516157203811
1767209927633334365640524379456448845395584062736646750887831068212740142671586217565203810
000000437945644884539558406273664675088783106821274014267158621756500
000000443946295074552560256336689278779318115101314114991160101897300
1906 $20 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179919852648338636834089450246874888547658796448668574318515103721257113838157731711111
186122062894348538184227456447545084561060696527693477929134111051299314483162191711110
000000456447545084561060696527693477929134111051299314483162191711100
000000462548215280574562586606718281549753118381341615128166651711100
1906 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1928212428213592390243264756151585770618916982776988491097113606143471111
1993235630783695404344694756172053625910618923287244812995561184913853143471110
0000004756172053625910618923287244812995561184913853143471100
00000047563439556660496189465575078489102641272814100143471100
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