Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1435.81 (10/21/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1905 $20 PF obverse 1905 $20 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

A mere 92 proof Liberty double eagles were struck in 1905. Due to the high face value, many were likely spent during the hard economic times of the 1930's. This means that there are few high grade examples of this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/7/2019

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1905 $20 PF
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$ - - - - - - - - - 64500 - - - -
1905 $20 PF Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 24
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 53 series, 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 1905 $20 PF
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Base--------21111-361-----16
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Total--------21111-361-----16
 --------13 %6 %6 %6 %6 %-19 %38 %6 %----- 
1905 $20 PF Cameo
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Base--------------21221---8
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Total--------------21421---10
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1905 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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Auction Prices Realized

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Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/27/2007 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1799 $46,000.00
5/25/2008 NGC PF 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4480 $40,250.00
8/15/2011 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7785 $40,250.00
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4410 $49,350.00
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4411 $25,850.00
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4409 $15,275.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 $20 PF Cameo
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Base179919852648338636834089450246874888547658796448668574318515102261257113838157731711111
186122062894348538184227456447545084561060696527693477929085110081299314483162191711110
000000456447545084561060696527693477929085110081299314483162191711100
000000462548215280574562586606718281549656117891341615128166651711100
1905 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1928212428213592390243264756151585770618916982776988491097113606143471111
1993235630783695404344694756172053625910618923287244812995561184913853143471110
0000004756172053625910618923287244812995561184913853143471100
00000047563439556660496189465575078489102641272814100143471100
1905 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base170718862525323835253919431944994694526456566209640071388247985412338135431571516157203811
1767209927633334365640524379456448845395584062736646750887831068212740142671586217565203810
000000437945644884539558406273664675088783106821274014267158621756500
000000443946295074552560256336689278779318115101314114991160101897300
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