Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 111,430
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1226.69 (5/27/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1901 $20 MS obverse 1901 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of only 111,430 pieces, one would expect this date of Liberty double eagles to be very expensive in higher grades. However, a hoard of superb quality 1901 double eagles were released in the 1990's. This had made the 1901 one of the most obtainable coins in the entire series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1901 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1525 1600 1675 1725 1750 1775 2200 2225 2350 2400 2450 4100 21000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2375 2425 2700 7750 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5644
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/7/2003 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23102, 23102/Lot# 11894 $698.05
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2553 $718.75
11/15/2010 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2960, 2960/Lot# 2048 $4,485.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2272 $2,616.25
5/27/2012 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1355 $3,744.00
3/10/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 103713 $2,156.12
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 4234 $3,290.00
11/16/2014 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 1077 $3,250.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1380 $1,881.18


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21972219222622332240224722572261226822782295230223122335243328343817707775498126923510218
2204222122282235224222502258226322712284229723052320236825673162490472347741849695630
0000002258226322712284229723052320236825673162490472347741849600
0000002260226622752289230023092327240027003489599073927934886500
1901 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905367798412465153042330635932
2316233323402347235523642372237623852398241224232495291037274582623994781341117971275150
000000237223762385239824122423249529103727458262399478134111797100
0000002373237923882404241524282556320339594975711210971143582063900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2834
Owner: MARK APSOLON
 
Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2617
Owner: Grandman
 
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