Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 364,666
Catalog: KM-74.1
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1174.55 (5/28/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 $20 MS obverse 1855 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This date is clearly much scarcer than it is given credit for, and when encountered, it is usually only found in VF or XF grades, and occasionally in the lowest AU grades. Winter and Crum commented, for example: 'The 1855 double eagle is usually viewed as a common date. It is actually quite scarce in any grade better than About Uncirculated-53 and it is a truly rare coin in Uncirculated grades.' Although the recovery of coins from the S.S. Republic has changed the scene for Type One double eagles over the past couple years, this issue remains elusive in top grades.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

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1855 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1800 1875 1925 2150 2600 3450 4000 5200 6400 18000 24500 65000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - 5400 7250 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 390
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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1/24/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0809, 809/Lot# 857 $606.63
1/16/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction #70, 75/Lot# 1247 $862.50
9/6/2009 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3449 $1,667.50
1/3/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6638 $4,104.35
8/30/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3493 $1,410.00
12/5/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 5207 $1,997.50
1/7/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7388 $3,290.00
2/26/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1218/Lot# 4220 $3,877.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base188623352385241724952614293630093238356441415702654573741094717163271754341269911113402116400119456
2036235223962443253527212960308533473756466159836821856513019205003258752245844081144011174190
00000029603085334737564661598368218565130192050032587522458440811440100
00000029853162345539495182626470989756150912383838000610789890511540100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6545
Owner: Northwood Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4141
Owner: Grandman
 
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