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: $1491.79 (8/26/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 $20 MS obverse 1897 $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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1897 $20 MS
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Base $ 1430 1430 1430 1780 1780 1790 1790 1790 1790 1790 1790 1820 2200 3150 23000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2300 4300 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 19248
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 1897 $20 MS
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Base------4262337664662968404309436315-----19229
------------54--------9
-------------17142------33
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Total------4262337664663018425310836515-----19271
 ------0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %3 %33 %44 %16 %2 %0 %----- 
1897 $20 MS Prooflike
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Base----------14562-------18
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Total----------14562-------18
 ----------6 %22 %28 %33 %11 %------- 
1897 $20 MS Deep Prooflike
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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
4/17/2005 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2027, 2027/Lot# 1973 $605.00
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 1104 $977.50
4/17/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 83, 88/Lot# 1045 $736.00
12/9/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67123, 67123/Lot# 23945 $1,437.50
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1113 $3,510.00
12/15/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 157854 $1,980.00
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2698 $3,055.00
4/25/2019 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1294/Lot# 5120 $4,320.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $20 MS Prooflike
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Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905367798412465153042330635932
2316233323402347235523642372237623852398241224232495291037274582623994781341117971275150
000000237223762385239824122423249529103727458262399478134111797100
0000002373237923882404241524282556320339594975711210971143582063900
1897 $20 MS
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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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