Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 36
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1238.79 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1880 $20 PF obverse 1880 $20 PF 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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1880 $20 PF
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1880 $20 PF Cameo
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1880 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/5/2011 NGC PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5284 $46,000.00
3/27/2014 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4116 $235,000.00
8/5/2014 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1208/Lot# 5744 $217,375.00
4/22/2015 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 5461 $129,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 $20 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1799223324172770291329943800467451375783679476467984872710515125891461915826176132199011
1944229425352818294032634091482853526120707877598232932311206132661502116422190722199010
0000004091482853526120707877598232932311206132661502116422190722199000
0000004383498355686457736278718479991911898139421542417017205312199000
1880 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base19282385129481318340244935541760897138770482008849102261152915006163531111
2080238598329481062346343285096564164397327786984169308106601268815455163531110
00000043285096564164397327786984169308106601268815455163531100
00000046315256586567887515803586339767110951384715904163531100
1880 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17072124230226432781286036394485493555636545737477048428204491164313762148801665119205244731
184621832416268928073120392146355144589068217484794512435204491234914135154701750220961244730
00000039214635514458906821748479451243520449123491413515470175022096100
00000042034785535462187098759481871644220449130561450716061183542271700
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