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: $1250.30 (11/23/2017)
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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Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1896 $20 MS
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Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1525 1565 1585 1600 1610 1640 1665 1700 1750 2250 4700 18500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1800 2500 6700 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10483
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/15/2010 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3973 $2,018.25
12/2/2010 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 8976 $2,017.10
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 12795 $2,013.65
6/4/2012 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3288, 3288/Lot# 1882 $1,700.00
2/3/2013 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1856 $1,863.00
4/14/2013 NGC MS 62   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 747, 756/Lot# 386 $4,199.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1102 $3,744.00
11/17/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/17/2013, 101/Lot# 150752 $1,397.00
5/4/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 179266 $1,677.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905367798412465153042330635932
2316233323402347235523642372237623852398241224232495291037274582623994781341117971275150
000000237223762385239824122423249529103727458262399478134111797100
0000002373237923882404241524282556320339594975711210971143582063900
1896 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722192226223322402247225722612268227822952302231223682727378372587732855987891243017880
220422212228223522422250225822632271228422972305233124883079494174168008863610003142470
00000022582263227122842297230523312488307949417416800886361000300
00000022602266227522892300230923492607343161007574828387121121600
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2910
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2727
Owner: ddr70
 
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