Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 982,000
Catalog: KM-74.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1266.36 (7/26/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 S $20 MS obverse 1870 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth suggest that most of the mintage was exported or otherwise destroyed, although large quantities of various dates that were formerly exported have been returned to this country in recent years. That is obviously not the case for this particular date. Rather, it is more likely that most or all of the mintage was released into circulation where they were extensively used, as indicated by the number of well worn examples that still exist.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/28/2014

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1870 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1650 1675 1750 1950 2000 2000 2200 2300 2850 5500 9850 18000 41500 67500 - - - - - - -
$ 2150 2300 2500 3250 6250 11400 24000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1221
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


Upcoming Auctions

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8/9/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 4138
8/9/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 4137
8/9/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 4136


Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2488 $2,875.00
2/13/2006 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 74, 79/Lot# 1509 $1,012.00
4/28/2010 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 3903 $2,990.00
8/4/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2901, 2901/Lot# 1970 $1,495.00
1/1/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12674 $2,585.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1003 $3,744.00
7/27/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31289 $1,412.35


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base593665745831925107311861290217625893086336544315563701427592531885490356658584556029462175
617691773862974111012201585231327543179372048086046138733612453759554885725759068609210
0000001220158523132754317937204808604613873361245375955488572575906800
0000001255188024512920327240755185653020732446565433156073578565968100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3086
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2589
Owner: Grandman
 
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