Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 51,420
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1911.56 (8/3/2020)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1880 $20 MS obverse 1880 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck 51,420 $20 gold double eagles in 1880. This date clearly circulated, as most examples are found in the upper end of AU. In mint state, this issue becomes very rare, especially in MS62 or higher. The proof versions of this date are even scarcer however, with only 36 pieces struck with only 10-15 believed to still exist. The NGC census shows only four graded thus far. (11/2016)

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Last Updated: 7/29/2020

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1880 $20 MS
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Base $ 1950 1950 1950 1975 1975 2000 2050 2300 4200 7450 17500 21500 39500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 420
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/28/2020 1880 $20 MS
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1880 $20 MS PL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 $20 MS PL
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Base23082331233823452365239424172455258529683560468763247340849492481398021410331805198363161100374
2316233323402352237524022430249827133165393652336663772587451082516457253333944855709755650
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1880 $20 MS
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Base2197221922262233225022682285230224642834340644996089707782008935135552082732373508568066983000
2204222122282239225622742291235625873025377050296418745184451047515979246763853460794814460
000000229123562587302537705029641874518445104751597924676385346079400
000000229624102711321541355559674878268690120151840328524446957073100
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Grade: AU 58 PL
Points: 3560
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3406
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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