Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1784.32 (12/3/2020)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 $20 PF obverse 1878 $20 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

A very rare date as a proof with only 20 pieces originally struck. Out of that original number, Akers estimates that perhaps 7-8 still exist, while Breen thinks it might be as many as 8-10 pieces.

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Last Updated: 11/30/2016

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1878 $20 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 24500 27500 35000 52500 85000 145000 - - - - -
1878 $20 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 95000 - - - - - -
1878 $20 PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 115000 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1878 $20 PF CA
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Base---------------12-----3
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Total---------------12-----3
 ---------------33%67%----- 
1878 $20 PF UC
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Base---------------4-1----5
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Total---------------4-1----5
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 $20 PF CA
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Base211327102994380046745137578367947818881797401007611009119061248713869154651583718887111
231228053263409148285352612071358151912598521038711308121001294814401155891685418887111
000000612071358151912598521038711308121001294814401155891685418887100
000000645774778484943299641069811607122931340814933157131787018887100
1878 $20 PF UC
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Base1288531834024493554176089713882009234101881053611500124271302514450160951647919617111
962298434634328509656416439749285459552103041085711809126261350014998162231752519617111
0000006439749285459552103041085711809126261350014998162231752519617100
0000006788784688899870104201117912118128261397515547163511857119617100
1878 $20 PF
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Base2009258528603639448549355563654575438515941597431065311529120961344615006153711835520432262701
22012677312039214635514458906878786788159524100461094511718125461396615128163661904722378262701
0000005890687878678815952410046109451171812546139661512816366190472237800
0000006218721081919115963410350112371190712996144861524917360197402432400
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