Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 69,596
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1216.73 (5/25/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1906 $20 MS obverse 1906 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1906 twenty dollar gold piece is clearly an undervalued coin. Despite a relatively small mintage of 69,596 coins, circulated examples of the 1906 double eagle are often valued on par with other dates within the series that were issued by the millions. The value discrepancy changes quickly above the MS63 level as few examples exist, and most of those that are available have only come into the marketplace with the past few decades, thanks to the repatriation of some European holdings.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1906 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1525 1600 1615 1675 1700 1850 2650 3200 4300 8500 15750 31500 55000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4950 9000 18700 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 691
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/31/2004 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2721 $920.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1564 $1,046.50
11/1/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25112, 25112/Lot# 11841 $805.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2805, 2805/Lot# 3025 $1,725.00
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 8655 $2,585.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 6088 $7,637.50
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2728 $12,925.00
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 205434 $1,710.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1906 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21972219222622332240224722572261226822782401267130573694510464808428991810289149382202932963
22042221222822352242225022582263227123192491280032694164556371298925100421183917302256740
0000002258226322712319249128003269416455637129892510042118391730200
0000002260226622752360258129283482463460217779942110165133881966500
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 2268
Owner: davidmckay
 
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