Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 58,919
Catalog: KM-74.3
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1240.43 (5/4/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1905 $20 MS obverse 1905 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

For mintages of Liberty double eagles at Philadelphia in the 20th century, there is little middle ground, mintages are either million-plus, as is the case with the 1904 and 1907 issues, or lower six figures and below. With its mintage of 58,919 pieces, the 1905 is part of a trio of issues with five-figure production, along with the 1902 and 1906. One may surmise that the over 6 million double eagles Philadelphia coined in 1904 crowded out the possibilities for large mintages in the next two years.

Many survivors from this issue come from overseas sources, as Garrett and Guth note, 'Most of the coins seen have been plucked from gold shipments that have returned to the United States in recent years. The average coin grades AU-58 to MS-61.' The population data are consistent with those from other repatriated issues. For a number of years, MS64 was the best condition known for the issue. Among other authorities, Garrett and Guth, in their 2006 edition of Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins, stated that 'none are known' in MS65. The appearance of a Gem is a recent development.

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


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1905 $20 MS
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Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1800 1850 2100 2300 3500 6500 16500 34000 80000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 4100 7750 - 50000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 787
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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8/11/1997 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0970, 970/Lot# 2058 $448.38
9/17/2003 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 8431 $1,092.50
9/6/2004 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1828 $632.50
3/31/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 234, 240/Lot# 1415 $1,179.90
8/15/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9810 $4,600.00
3/3/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131311/Lot# 24906 $1,880.00
4/24/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 9445 $1,762.50
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 50   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1270 $1,755.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922262233224022472302233523682585275428853281436164008338112941201912384182612732441447
220422212228223522422265231323462440264127983017364150417046932311536121411434321282320320
00000023132346244026412798301736415041704693231153612141143432128200
000000232423572513269828413149400157207692103091177712262163022430300
1905 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349662057465883212781187902803742416
23162333234023472355236423722376238523982412242324952910439966257921101481478421872328300
0000002372237623852398241224232495291043996625792110148147842187200
0000002373237923882404241524282556320353027045837611465167872495500
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3281
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3281
Owner: tonystl
 
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