Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 96
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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1901 $20 PF obverse 1901 $20 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Only 96 proof Liberty double eagles were struck by the Philadelphia Mint in 1901. Of those, it is believed perhaps half have survived until the present. The coins tend to have at least a light cameo contrast, and there is even one example graded by NGC as Ultra Cameo.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1901 $20 PF
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Base $ - - - - - 7250 8500 10000 11500 15750 16750 22400 30000 48500 110000 129000 - - - -
1901 $20 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 20000 25000 34000 61500 108000 140000 - - - -
1901 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 40000 78000 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 39
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
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: 8/13/2019 1901 $20 PF
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Base---------151123-------13
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Total---------151123-------13
 ---------8 %38 %8 %8 %15 %23 %------- 
1901 $20 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1415633----23
----------------11----2
---------------3------3
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Total-----------1415944----28
 -----------4 %14 %4 %18 %32 %14 %14 %---- 
1901 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------111---3
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Total----------------111---3
 ----------------33 %33 %33 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/22/2007 PCGS PF AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2397, 2397/Lot# 2547 $9,184.00
9/14/2008 NGC PF 61   Cameo Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1629 $14,375.00
4/27/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1154/Lot# 5498 $48,875.00
9/7/2011 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction Session(5), 3015/Lot# 25476 $1,955.00
5/30/2012 NGC PF AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4431 $8,050.00
8/2/2012 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5430 $58,750.00
4/9/2015 NGC PF XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 3040/Lot# 31845 $340.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 $20 PF Cameo
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Base179919852648338636834089450246874888547658796448668574318515101661257113838159911711111
186122062894348538184227456447545084561060696527693477929065109681299314556163641711110
000000456447545084561060696527693477929065109681299314556163641711100
000000462548215280574562586606718281549616117691341615273167381711100
1901 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1928212428213592390243264756495051585770618967786982776988491097113112143471111
1993235630783695404344694821501953625910638568467244812995561168513524143471110
0000004821501953625910638568467244812995561168513524143471100
00000048855089556660496582691475078489102641239813935143471100
1901 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base170718862525323835253919431944994694526456566209640071388247985412338135431571516157203811
1767209927633334365640524379456448845395584062736646750887831068212740142671586217565203810
000000437945644884539558406273664675088783106821274014267158621756500
000000443946295074552560256336689278779318115101314114991160101897300
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