Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 792,535
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: $1274.29 (7/25/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 $20 MS obverse 1896 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1896 is currently a much scarcer date than the 1895 or 1897. It is most often seen in MS60-63 grades. Properly graded MS64s, like the piece in the Eagle Collection, are scarce and Gems are very rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/11/2016

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1896 $20 MS
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Base $ 1515 1520 1525 1530 1540 1550 1560 1570 1600 1675 1765 1850 2450 4500 23700 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1950 3050 7650 - - - -
1896 $20 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10304
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
10/6/2000 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2000 October Long Beach Sale #238, 238/Lot# 7916 $1,466.25
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1332 $661.25
8/24/2006 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2250, 2250/Lot# 1479 $896.00
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3463 $1,610.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1102 $3,744.00
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2696 $1,997.50
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 812, 821/Lot# 372 $6,750.00
8/31/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 214460 $1,450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $20 MS
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Base219722192226223322402247225722612268227822952302231223682727378372587732855987891243017880
220422212228223522422250225822632271228422972305233124883079494174168008863610003142470
00000022582263227122842297230523312488307949417416800886361000300
00000022602266227522892300230923492607343161007574828387121121600
1896 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905367798412465153042330635932
2316233323402347235523642372237623852398241224232495291037274582623994781341117971275150
000000237223762385239824122423249529103727458262399478134111797100
0000002373237923882404241524282556320339594975711210971143582063900
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2910
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2754
Owner: ddr70
 
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