Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,189,750
Catalog: KM-74.1
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1296.06 (7/11/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 S $20 MS obverse 1856 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1856 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1850 1925 1975 2150 2350 2350 2850 3200 4100 5800 6750 7900 12250 17500 26000 39000 72500 - - - -
$ 2600 3100 3450 4450 6500 7250 8750 13500 20000 29000 43000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1021
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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10/2/2007 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Final Session #447, 447/Lot# 10046 $2,012.50
10/25/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 189, 195/Lot# 6374 $2,070.00
9/21/2008 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2587, 2587/Lot# 2998 $5,635.00
2/3/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 1728 $8,625.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7809 $2,760.00
5/27/2012 PCGS   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 2075 $1,840.00
4/21/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 112019 $2,772.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4565 $18,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base72180689699611031173136315312062234327022910310336394261498176911052114655207732994243852
74983692910311126123614191708215524622771297432813846450158848634118991669423829345780
0000001419170821552462277129743281384645015884863411899166942382900
0000001475188522492582284030383460405347416787957713277187332688500
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3639
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2702
Owner: Fog City
 
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