Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 792,535
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1732.03 (11/28/2020)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 $20 MS obverse 1896 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of nearly 800,000 coins, one might not expect that 1896 gold double eagle to be too scarce today. However, while available in grades up to and including MS63, in near-gem, this coin becomes much scarcer. It is extremely rare in gem or higher.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/28/2020

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1896 $20 MS
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Base $ 1855 1855 1855 1875 1885 1900 1900 1900 1930 1980 2125 2200 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2225 - - - - - -
1896 $20 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 2700 3000 3500 4250 - - - - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10764
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1896 $20 MS
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Base-----1245233164013362471617101891052---10746
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----------1--882------19
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Total-----1245233174013364472817211921052---10775
 -----0%0%0%0%0%3%4%31%44%16%2%0%0%0%--- 
1896 $20 MS PL
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Base----------1197--------18
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Total----------111081-------21
 ----------5%5%48%38%5%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $20 MS PL
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Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905367798412465153042330635932
23162333234023472355236423722376238523982412242324952910372745826239947813411179712751537729
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1896 $20 MS
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Base240124332433243324422448244824482448244824642510252525552643371266587732855987891243017880
2412243324332436244424482448244824482453247925152535258429994694701680088636100031424718774
00000024482448244824532479251525352584299946947016800886361000300
00000024482448244824592495252025452614335656767374828387121121600
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2910
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2643
Owner: ChiefUSNret99
 
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