Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,114,605
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1446.56 (8/23/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1895 $20 MS obverse 1895 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In 1895, the Philadelphia Min struck over 1.1 million gold double eagles. However, most were put into bags or circulation, meaning those that have survived in uncirculated are usually in the lower mint state grades of MS61-63. Gem examples are exceedingly rare.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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1895 $20 MS
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Base $ 1430 1430 1430 1710 1710 1720 1720 1720 1720 1730 1730 1760 2275 3600 19400 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1830 2750 4100 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23049
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1895 $20 MS
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Base------333204367627191995140215878-----22985
------------31083------24
------------11215131-----42
--------------1-------1
Total------333204367627195997340456039-----23052
 ------0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %3 %31 %43 %18 %3 %0 %----- 
1895 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------123212662------61
------------1---------1
-------------1--------1
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Total---------123222762------63
 ---------2 %3 %5 %35 %43 %10 %3 %------ 
1895 $20 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base-------------12-------3
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Total-------------12-------3
 -------------33 %67 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/2/2004 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Bullet Sale #343, 343/Lot# 1937 $460.00
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2680 $2,645.00
11/13/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 113, 118/Lot# 1822 $1,150.00
9/16/2007 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2422, 2422/Lot# 2288 $980.00
5/22/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131122/Lot# 27142 $2,002.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1221 $2,106.00
3/21/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 8288 $1,762.50
3/23/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 91696 $1,446.50
7/17/2015 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 6165 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 $20 MS Prooflike
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Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905367798412465153042330635932
2316233323402347235523642372237623852398241224232495291037274582623994781341117971275150
000000237223762385239824122423249529103727458262399478134111797100
0000002373237923882404241524282556320339594975711210971143582063900
1895 $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base717802893991109811051066102410331041105010571218130614023556520161938982132341978629990
7458329251026110011051066102710351044105211101247133821204104553171221039915418231870
000000106610271035104410521110124713382120410455317122103991541800
000000106610301038104710541164127613702838465258628052118161760200
1895 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722192226223322402247225722612268227822952302231223682671344773747608829989361132416173
22042221222822352242225022582263227122842297230523312469293047567452783885119732129400
0000002258226322712284229723052331246929304756745278388511973200
00000022602266227522892300230923492570318860657530806987241052800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 7374
Owner: Treasure Coast Coins Inc.
 
Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 3496
Owner: Grandman
 
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