Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 620,250
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1450.33 (8/19/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1906 D $20 MS obverse 1906 D $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Denver Mint struck its first coinage in 1906. Among those first coins struck were over 620,000 Liberty double eagles. It seems many of these coins were saved, as the coins are quite common through MS64. However, the number of survivors drops off considerably in gem. In fact, NGC has only graded a total of 15 coins in gem with a single finer piece known. (9/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1906 D $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1430 1430 1430 1800 1800 1810 1810 1810 1810 2000 2075 2325 4300 5750 22850 60000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 4550 6700 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1882
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1906 D $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----11-2117167509730348124151----1880
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------------13412------20
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Total-----11-2117167510733352136151----1900
 -----0 %0 %-0 %1 %4 %4 %27 %39 %19 %7 %1 %0 %---- 
1906 D $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2--------2
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Total-------------2--------2
 -------------100 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/26/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 10789 $2,300.00
4/20/2004 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24044, 24044/Lot# 12164 $1,520.30
10/12/2010 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2941, 2941/Lot# 1260 $1,490.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 7012 $5,750.00
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5910 $5,175.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1933 $2,242.50
4/21/2013 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 748, 757/Lot# 284 $2,200.00
10/20/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 116906 $1,388.20
6/8/2017 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 5099 $2,702.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1906 $20 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722192226223322402247225722612268227822952302236826143564417271981104711652138122053730971
22042221222822352242225022582263227122842297232424502931376751818481112491237216054240150
0000002258226322712284229723242450293137675181848111249123721605400
0000002260226622752289230023462532324739696189976411450130921829500
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2614
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2368
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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