Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 55
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1440.89 (10/18/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1890 $20 PF obverse 1890 $20 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck a mere 55 proof double eagles in 1890. Of those, perhaps half are still thought to exist.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1890 $20 PF
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1890 $20 PF Cameo
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1890 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1890 $20 PF
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Base-----------1----------1
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Total-----------1----------1
 -----------100 %---------- 
1890 $20 PF Cameo
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Base--------------132--1--7
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Total--------------132--1--7
 --------------14 %43 %29 %--14 %-- 
1890 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base----------------32----5
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Total----------------32----5
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/12/2000 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2000 February Long Beach Bullet Sale #220, 220/Lot# 540 $92,000.00
3/15/2007 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 2332 $86,250.00
8/11/2011 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7670 $92,000.00
1/26/2014 PCGS Genuine Proof   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1876 $10,281.25
1/4/2017 PCGS Genuine Proof   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 7241 $12,925.00
4/26/2017 PCGS Genuine Proof   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1254/Lot# 5721 $10,575.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 $20 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25523270376140554350458947564927511354766324679470087704872710430128941533516074111
27913434385941534430464548134989523457596481686572408045929511251137081558116074110
00000048134989523457596481686572408045929511251137081558116074100
00000048705051535560416637693774728386986212073145211582816074100
1890 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base113984429045984847502115392577066517138736080829141114135922159621111
113294086439346814905502117985518606468137212760184359898114139269159621110
000000502117985518606468137212760184359898114139269159621100
00000050213595564463576976728678418788106561141312615159621100
1890 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2433312636013885417244034565473149125264608965456753743184281007412494148801560317250220011
2664328436963981424944574620479150295539624166146979776389771088113289151211615218834220010
000000462047915029553962416614697977638977108811328915121161521883400
000000467648525147581463936684720580969525116871408515362167012041700
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