Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,383,175
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1136.33 (2/7/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 $20 MS obverse 1897 $20 MS reverse


  
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1897 $20 MS
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Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1765 1800 2400 4050 24000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2800 5250 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 17825
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Grade
Auction House
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2/7/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1232/Lot# 7821
2/7/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1232/Lot# 4380


Auction Prices Realized

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1/5/1994 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1994 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #115, 115/Lot# 905 $1,840.00
9/17/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 8388 $805.00
3/9/2005 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2011, 2011/Lot# 2189 $687.50
5/1/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 243, 249/Lot# 6475 $1,696.25
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1911 $2,127.50
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(6), 1173/Lot# 9358 $2,232.50
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1108 $1,872.00
12/15/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 157854 $1,980.00
4/1/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8135 $1,410.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722192226223322402247225722612268227822952302231223682727346776518482893298571123814340
220422212228223522422250225822632271228422972305233124882974486279288632924010317122720
00000022582263227122842297230523312488297448627928863292401031700
00000022602266227522892300230923492607322062568205878295491077800
1897 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905367798412465153042330635932
2316233323402347235523642372237623852398241224232495291037274582623994781341117971275150
000000237223762385239824122423249529103727458262399478134111797100
0000002373237923882404241524282556320339594975711210971143582063900
1897 $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5756207157838618708758828949039169259339491092151526023984682099182199236947
5906527388098648728778868979079199289389971233187730634929785313943269770
000000877886897907919928938997123318773063492978531394300
0000008808909009129229309441044137422403523587588851796700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2727
Owner: J.D.A.
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2727
Owner: Jesse T Brown
 
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