Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 75
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1442.13 (10/21/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 $20 PF obverse 1898 $20 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Only 75 proof double eagles were struck in 1898. Most of these have been lost to history or the melting pot. However, of those that survived, quite a few are in high grade, and they often come with a nice cameo contrast.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1898 $20 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 13000 16000 18750 22400 30000 48500 110000 128000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 37000 - - - - -
1898 $20 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 17500 - - - 62500 120000 157500 - - - -
1898 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 82500 135000 180000 275000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 35
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1898 $20 PF
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Base--------------1-------1
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Total--------------1-------1
 --------------100 %------- 
1898 $20 PF Cameo
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Base---------1-2-13662----21
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Total---------1-2-13662----21
 ---------5 %-10 %-5 %14 %29 %29 %10 %---- 
1898 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------3334---13
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Total---------------3334---13
 ---------------23 %23 %23 %31 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/13/2006 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5692 $276,000.00
5/27/2007 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1771 $25,300.00
1/7/2009 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 4160 $80,500.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7859 $9,200.00
8/2/2012 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5428 $211,500.00
3/21/2014 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(2), 1198/Lot# 10729 $64,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $20 PF Cameo
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Base17992072255226483021327038004055447254765973648867577465851510123127351396716189111
18902232258427723104344738854194480756426145657869937815905110994131461470816189110
00000038854194480756426145657869937815905110994131461470816189100
00000039704333514158076316666772298165958711864135561544816189100
1898 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1928221512821114024429047255770628668201783489491058513112143471111
202422159412821113424113443550735942646468202612820694941142713524143471110
0000004113443550735942646468202612820694941142713524143471100
00000042014580542261146642682052238577100401227013935143471100
1898 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base170719692433252528853126363938854290526457476248650971988247978912338135431571517223219671
1794212424642645296532973721402046155425591463356739754887611063912740142671621818804219670
000000372140204615542559146335673975488761106391274014267162181880400
000000380341554939558660816422696878979275114881314114991167202038600
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