Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 78
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: $1136.33 (2/6/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1907 LIBERTY $20 PF obverse 1907 LIBERTY $20 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While the Liberty Head double eagle design created by James B. Longacre went through three major design types (No Motto, With Motto, Twenty Dollars) and a one-year production anomaly (the Paquet reverse), the essence of the devices carried through from the unique prototype in 1849 to Roosevelt's declaration of "atrocious hideousness" and the debut of the Saint-Gaudens design in 1907. Before the fraught evolution of the Saint-Gaudens twenty finished near the end of that year, the Philadelphia Mint struck proofs of the Liberty type, 78 specimens to send off the series.

While that figure is lower than for the years immediately preceding (compare 94 proof double eagles struck at Philadelphia for 1906), the survival rate is roughly equivalent, according to Garrett and Guth, who suggest "40 to 50" pieces extant. High-grade examples, of course, pose a significantly greater challenge than lesser coins, particularly when the collector seeks an example with what passes for contrast in the post-brilliant era. It is worth remembering that all proof Saint-Gaudens twenties are matte or satin in finish, leaving a cameo effect out of the question.

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


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1907 LIBERTY $20 PF
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1907 LIBERTY $20 PF Cameo
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1907 LIBERTY $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 45
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/31/1997 PCGS PF 62   Cameo Teletrade Auction 0932, 932/Lot# 1848 $9,284.00
2/1/2009 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1663 $41,400.00
4/27/2011 NGC PF AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6912 $7,475.00
1/1/2013 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13340 $43,181.25
4/27/2014 PCGS Genuine Proof   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 189248 $31,350.00
1/29/2015 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1217/Lot# 3355 $24,675.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1907 LIBERTY $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base170718862525323835253919431944994694526456566209640071388247985412338135431571516157203811
1767209927633334365640524379456448845395584062736646750887831068212740142671586217565203810
000000437945644884539558406273664675088783106821274014267158621756500
000000443946295074552560256336689278779318115101314114991160101897300
1907 LIBERTY $20 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179919852648338636834089450246874888547658796448668574318515103721257113838157731711111
186122062894348538184227456447545084561060696527693477929134111051299314483162191711110
000000456447545084561060696527693477929134111051299314483162191711100
000000462548215280574562586606718281549753118381341615128166651711100
1907 LIBERTY $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1928212428213592390243264756151585770618916982776988491097113446143471111
1993235630783695404344694756172053625910618923287244812995561179613746143471110
0000004756172053625910618923287244812995561179613746143471100
00000047563439556660496189465575078489102641262114047143471100
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