Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 50
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1729.87 (12/1/2020)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 $20 PF obverse 1864 $20 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite a rather generous mintage of 50 pieces in 1864, very few are known today. Perhaps some were melted as unsold at the Philadelphia Mint, or others were lost as the nation continued the horrific battles of the War of 1861 to 1865 and the economic upheavals that continued for years afterward. There certainly aren't 50 pieces out there today.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/30/2016

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1864 $20 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 46000 57500 72500 115000 220000 355000 470000 - - - -
1864 $20 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 265000 - - - - - -
1864 $20 PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 335000 475000 - 625000 - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1864 $20 PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------13------4
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Total--------------13------4
 --------------25%75%------ 
1864 $20 PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------22-1---5
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Total---------------23-1---6
 ---------------33%50%-17%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 $20 PF CA
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Base245128282994314938004756578363247077824791609629104161128213163163531857120352212422687211
257728833046336641195098596365757467855193169891107051190914226170921916520649231192687211
000000596365757467855193169891107051190914226170921916520649231192687200
0000006144682678578856947310154109931253615290178321975820945249952687200
1864 $20 PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base261430093183334540245021608966517431864495881007410887117821372317296194082112421253111
274630673237357143565377627669117835895997501034511185124291491418000199802116721253111
000000627669117835895997501034511185124291491418000199802116721253100
000000646471718240927399121061611484130761610518704205522121021253100
1864 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2335269928603009363945655563608968207960884993071007410919127571548818046197902055621858274701
2456275329103219394848985738633372008256900295631035611532136671634118627200452099023729274701
000000573863337200825690029563103561153213667163411862720045209902372900
000000591465767580855391549818106371214414578171931920920301214242559900
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