Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 77
Catalog: KM-74.3
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1296.45 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 $20 PF obverse 1885 $20 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Along with the business strikes of the same date, proof 1885 twenties are rarely seen. Only 78 proofs were originally struck and today the estimate of survivors is in a very narrow range from 14-18 pieces (Breen) to 15-18 pieces (Akers).

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/11/2016

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1885 $20 PF
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1885 $20 PF Cameo
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1885 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/7/1998 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Signature Sale #190, 190/Lot# 7919 $103,500.00
1/5/2011 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5289 $207,000.00
8/2/2012 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5426 $229,125.00
8/2/2012 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5425 $49,937.50
9/4/2014 NGC PF 61   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3493 $35,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2124252529603103334536394565556360896473682071387704851594151084113281146191635316818206031
2258267030083184344339484898573862176589692673277974881598901165413727151971650818080206030
000000489857386217658969267327797488159890116541372715197165081808000
0000005230591463456704703275158245911510366124681417315775166631934100
1885 $20 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base223326483099324734963800475657836324672070777403798490079918111231368515488177232077011
2371279831483330359741195098596364566839718675978325931110320119771428616233187392077010
0000005098596364566839718675978325931110320119771428616233187392077000
0000005441614465886958729477908666961410721128311488716978197542077000
1885 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23852821329234471402450216089665170617431776994159918109191257114619161481111
253029783344344713424356537762766788718475448318958310252114701325415129161481110
000000537762766788718475448318958310252114701325415129161481100
000000573364646924730876568866975010585120201393615638161481100
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