Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,383,175
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1466.34 (8/17/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 $20 MS obverse 1897 $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1897 $20 MS
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Base $ 1430 1430 1430 1800 1800 1810 1810 1810 1810 1810 1810 1840 2200 3150 23000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2300 4300 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 19246
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: 8/13/2019 1897 $20 MS
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Base------4262337664662958403309436315-----19227
------------54--------9
-------------16142------32
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Total------4262337664663008423310836515-----19268
 ------0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %3 %33 %44 %16 %2 %0 %----- 
1897 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------14562-------18
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Total----------14562-------18
 ----------6 %22 %28 %33 %11 %------- 
1897 $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--------1
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Total-------------1--------1
 -------------100 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/13/2001 PCGS MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1436, 1436/Lot# 1037 $400.90
5/25/2002 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22125, 22125/Lot# 19736 $661.25
5/15/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 235 $2,760.00
11/29/2006 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 November Dallas Signature Coin Auction #420, 420/Lot# 2648 $2,185.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2579 $750.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1345 $2,808.00
9/7/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 173039 $1,470.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 6171 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905367798412465153042330635932
2316233323402347235523642372237623852398241224232495291037274582623994781341117971275150
000000237223762385239824122423249529103727458262399478134111797100
0000002373237923882404241524282556320339594975711210971143582063900
1897 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722192226223322402247225722612268227822952302231223682727346776518482893298571123814340
220422212228223522422250225822632271228422972305233124882974486279288632924010317122720
00000022582263227122842297230523312488297448627928863292401031700
00000022602266227522892300230923492607322062568205878295491077800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2727
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2727
Owner: J.D.A.
 
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