Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 23

Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


U.S. Coins - Gold $20 - Liberty (With Motto)
 
 
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Lot 3399
1866 $20 Liberty. With motto. PCGS graded Proof 64 Deep Cameo. A classic Proof rarity with an original mintage of a mere 30 pieces. This example is tied for "Finest Graded" by PCGS, one of only two PR-64DCAM's graded by them (quite possibly the same coin). The obverse is brilliant, with bold cameo contrast between the watery proof fields and the heavily frosted devices. The reverse features equally deep contrast, with a touch of milky iridescence around the peripheries. Identifying features include a small mark just to the left of Liberty's ear lobe and another in the left reverse field just to the right of the T in UNITED. Otherwise, the coin is essentially perfect and certainly every bit a Proof-64.
We had a little trouble finding auction records for this date. Jeff Garrett's and John Dannreuther's "Significant Auction Records 1997-2001" failed to list any. Norweb didn't have one, Trompeter did, Harry Bass had two AU's, and so on. In recent years, the chance to even buy this date in Proof has been rare indeed, almost rarer than the coin itself. Don't let this opportunity slip away.
Estimated Value $85,000 - 95,000.
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Realized
$120,750
Lot 3400
1871-S $20 Liberty. NGC graded AU-55. Quite scarce in high grade.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,150.
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Lot 3401
1872-CC $20 Liberty. NGC graded AU-53. Third rarest of the Type Two Twenties (only the 1870-CC and 1871-CC Twenties are rarer). This one is nice and clean, with only minor bagmarks and lots of original luster. AU-53 is actually a great grade for this date, as anything nicer starts to become both rare and expensive. The finest 1872-CC Double Eagles certified by NGC are four MS-61's.
Estimated Value $5,300 - 5,700.
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Lot 3402
1873 $20 Liberty. Open 3. PCGS graded MS-61. Smewhat baggy on the obverse, but with nice frosty luster on both sides and no indication that this piece ever circulated (PCGS # 8967) .
Estimated Value $950 - 1,000.
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$1,208
Lot 3403
1873 $20 Liberty. Open 3. ANACS graded MS-61. A nice frosty mint example (PCGS # 8967) .
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
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$805
Lot 3404
1874 $20 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. Nice golden-orange toning and plenty of luster remains.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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Realized
$604
Lot 3405
1874-CC $20 Liberty. SEGS graded AU-58 Light Cleaning. Well struck with traces of mint luster remaining.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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Realized
$1,668
Lot 3406
1876 $20 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62. Nice, flashy luster and bright cartwheel brilliance. Slightly baggy (consistent with the grade), but with none of the heavy hits that often plague these, soft, heavy coins. Nice, original appearance. Hard to find any better -- PCGS has graded only 15 examples in MS-64 as the finest of the date (PCGS # 8976) .
Estimated Value $2,800 - 3,500.
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Lot 3407
1876-S $20 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-55. Quite choice for the grade. Plenty of frosty mint luster remains.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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Realized
$546
Lot 3408
1876-S $20 Liberty. NGC graded AU-55. Original luster remains, lightly toned.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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Realized
$518
Lot 3409
1877 $20 Liberty. EF-40.
Estimated Value $370 - 390.
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Realized
$437
Lot 3410
1877 $20 Liberty. VF-25.
Estimated Value $330 - 350.
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Realized
$449
Lot 3411
1879-S $20 Liberty. NGC graded EF-45.
Estimated Value $370 - 390.
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Realized
$449
Lot 3412
1879-S $20 Liberty. VF-20. Some marks. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $700 - 735.
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Realized
$891
Lot 3413
1880-S and 1884-S $20 Liberty. Both EF-45. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $740 - 780.
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Realized
$863
Lot 3414
1881-S $20 Liberty. EF-40. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $750 - 850.
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Realized
$863
Lot 3415
1883-CC $20 Liberty. ICG graded EF-45.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
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Realized
$1,035
Lot 3416
1883-S $20 Liberty. AU-55.
Estimated Value $400 - 425.
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Realized
$546
Lot 3417
1883-S and 1889-S $20 Liberty. Both VF-35. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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Realized
$891
Lot 3418
1885-S $20 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-63. A well struck frosty mint beauty that exhibits rich mint bloom color throughout. Although this can be considered a common date, this choice example is anything but common. Population of 170 with only 10 in MS-64 and 1 in MS-65 (PCGS # 9005) .
Estimated Value $4,500 - 5,000.
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$5,118
Lot 3419
1885-S $20 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62. A nice example, with strong luster and a light blush of milky toning on both sides (PCGS # 9005) .
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
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Lot 3420
1888 $20 Liberty. Double Die Reverse. ICG graded MS-62. A neat variety with clear doubling on most of the reverse legends, especially on TWENTY DOLLARS. An MS-62 sold in a November 2000 Bowers sale for $3,600.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,650.
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Realized
$1,840
Lot 3421
1888-S $20 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. Darn close to full mint state.
Estimated Value $400 - 440.
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Realized
$483
Lot 3422
1888-S $20 Liberty. Both EF-45. Each is quite lustrous for the grade. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $725 - 775.
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Realized
$863
Lot 3423
1890-S $20 Liberty. AU-53.
Estimated Value $375 - 425.
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Realized
$460
Lot 3424
1891-S $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61.
Estimated Value $400 - 440.
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Realized
$489
Lot 3425
1891-S $20 Liberty. AU-58. Bright and fully lustrous. A few too many light marks about the reverse rims for us to call strictly "BU".
Estimated Value $400 - 425.
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Realized
$472
Lot 3426
  1892-S, 1895-S and 1897-S $20 Liberty. NGC graded all AU-58. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $1,150 - 1,250.
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$1,380
Lot 3427
1892-S and 1894-S $20 Liberty. Both VF-35. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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Realized
$920
Lot 3428
1894 $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-60. Lustrous and baggy.
Estimated Value $400 - 425.
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Realized
$460
Lot 3429
1895 $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-64. Attractive light golden-orange mint color. Pop of 257 with only 9 higher, all by a single point.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,400.
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Realized
$2,530
Lot 3430
1895 $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. Bright, lustrous and baggy.
Estimated Value $400 - 440.
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Realized
$541
Lot 3431
1895 and 1898-S $20 Liberty. Both VF-20. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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Realized
$891
Lot 3432
1895-S $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. Nice golden toning.
Estimated Value $400 - 440.
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Realized
$518
Lot 3433
1897 $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. Lustrous and scuffy.
Estimated Value $400 - 440.
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Realized
$518
Lot 3434
1897-S $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. Nice golden toning.
Estimated Value $400 - 440.
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Realized
$518
Lot 3435
1898-S $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. Mint color intact.
Estimated Value $400 - 440.
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Realized
$518
Lot 3436
1899 $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-62. A nice allotment of mint frost.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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Realized
$546
Lot 3437
1899-S $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61.
Estimated Value $400 - 450.
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Realized
$546
Lot 3438
1899-S $20 Liberty. AU-55.
Estimated Value $375 - 425.
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Realized
$460
Lot 3439
1900 $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-64. Nice original mint bloom color.
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,300.
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Realized
$1,438
Lot 3440
1900-S $20 Liberty. EF-40. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $725 - 775.
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Realized
$863
Lot 3441
1902 $20 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. A slightly better date to due its lower mintage of 31,254.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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Realized
$834
Lot 3442
1902-S and 1903-S $20 Liberty. NGC graded both AU-58. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $750 - 800.
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Realized
$978
Lot 3443
1904 $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-65 star PQ. A well struck beauty with great eye appeal thus the NGC "Star" designation. The star is well deserved as this brilliant gem glitters with original mint color. Pop of 1 with 132 in MS-66 and 1 in MS-67.
Estimated Value $2,800 - 3,200.
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Realized
$4,140
Lot 3444
1904 $20 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-64. Nice golden toning. Housed in an older-generation, green-label PCGS holder (PCGS # 9045) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,300.
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Lot 3445
1904 $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-64. Semi-prooflike, with a crisp, chrome-like luster on both sides. A very unusual, yet impressive, format for this date.
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,300.
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Realized
$1,668
Lot 3446
1904 $20 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-63. Quite lustrous with golden-orange mint color. In an old green holder (PCGS # 9045) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$1,438
Lot 3447
1904 $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-62. Nice and lustrous.
Estimated Value $425 - 450.
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Realized
$575
Lot 3448
1904 $20 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61.
Estimated Value $400 - 440.
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Realized
$518



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