History, Information, and Value of 1905 Gold Liberty Double Eagle
Value of 1905 $20 Double Eagle
The typical 1905 double eagle is sharply defined over the focal features in and around the centers, although the denticles tend to show isolated softness of detail. Heavily abraded surfaces are a problem for this issue, and even in high grades the luster is seldom outstanding. In sum, this is one of the more challenging issues of the type to locate with strong eye appeal. After only the 1902, the 1905 is the rarest Liberty Head double eagle from the 20th century. Survivors are scarce in all grades and are typically encountered no finer than MS-62. Coins grading higher than MS-63 are particularly rare, the finest certified a single MS-65 listed at NGC. The 1905 is one of the rarest Proof Liberty Head double eagles from the 20th century, as well, with only 45 or 50 survivors.