The 1905 twenty dollar gold certificates are large size bills that are valuable. Keep reading to learn more about these bills.

1905 20 Dollar Gold Certificate

This gold certificate was known as the "Technicolor Note". It's one of the best looking gold certificates ever made.

There are two different varieties for this bill. There is the variety with the signatures of Lyons and Roberts, and the variety with the signatures of Lyons and Treat. The values are similar for each variety.

Specifications

Denomination: $20.00 USD
Type: Gold Certificate
Portrait: George Washington
Series: One: 1905

Value

The value will depend on the specific variety and the bill's condition. Star notes do not exist for this series.

The 1905 series $20 gold certificate with the signatures of Lyons and Roberts is worth around $1,250 in very good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $4,000. In extremely fine condition the value is around $10,000. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $27,500.

The 1905 series $20 gold certificate with the signatures of Lyons and Treat is worth around $1,250 in very good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $3,750. In extremely fine condition the value is around $9,500. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $26,500.

Grading System

Very good- A circulated note that has considerable wear to it. There might be one or two tears on the edge of the note. The note may be discolored, dark in appearance, or limp.

Very fine- A note that has been in circulation but not for a long time. The note is still relatively crisp. There may be some creases, folds, or light smudges.

Extremely fine- A note that shows small signs of having been in circulation. The note will be bright and it will have almost all of its original crispness. There might be one or two minor creases or folds but there are no stains, discolorations, or tears.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- A note that shows no signs of ever having been in circulation. The note still has its original crispness. The note is also well-centered.

 

Sources:

A Guide Book of United States Paper Money


See also:

1906 20 Dollar Gold Certificate
1922 20 Dollar Gold Certificate