Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 58,919
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1762.49 (5/7/2021)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1905 $20 MS obverse 1905 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A year after over 6 million double eagles were struck in Philadelphia, the same mint only produced 58,919 $20 gold coins in 1905. As evidenced by the NGC Census, most of the coins that Philadelphia did strike went directly into circulation. The average grades seen by NGC range from AU58-MS62.

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Last Updated: 5/7/2021

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1905 $20 MS
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Base $ 1885 1885 1885 1905 1915 2150 2200 2200 2250 2600 3200 5500 12000 30000 90000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 4100 6400 - 50000 - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 806
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
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: 5/4/2021 1905 $20 MS
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Total------5102482209852211521731-----809
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 $20 MS PL
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Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349662057465883212781187902803742416
231623332340234723552364237223762385239824122423249529104399662579211014814784218723283044537
0000002372237623852398241224232495291043996625792110148147842187200
0000002373237923882404241524282556320353027045837611465167872495500
1905 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922262233224022472302233523682585275428853281436164008338112941201912384182612732441447
2204222122282235224222652313234624402641279830173641504170469323115361214114343212823203243519
00000023132346244026412798301736415041704693231153612141143432128200
000000232423572513269828413149400157207692103091177712262163022430300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6400
Owner: Mierdas
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 6400
Owner: Stirling's Sets
 
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