Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,739,000
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1264.72 (7/22/2014)
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1878 S $20 MS obverse 1878 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1878 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1675 1725 1725 1840 1850 1900 2100 2150 2750 7350 28000 - - - - - - -
$ 1775 1850 1860 1950 2150 2250 3750 13900 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1483
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


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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# 4177


Auction Prices Realized

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2/3/1993 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions Long Beach Bullet #100, 100/Lot# 688 $742.50
4/14/2000 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2000 Santa Clara April Bullet Sale #221, 221/Lot# 588 $3,450.00
10/1/2008 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 2593, 2593/Lot# 2321 $1,121.25
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6692 $2,185.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1839 $2,990.00
3/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 102985 $1,787.50
6/3/2013 PCGS XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1028 $1,755.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31298 $1,997.50
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 811, 820/Lot# 785 $1,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5726447218068969089169259931036109811381558381762637760119361857229204463637424676439
5966697498369009109199471007105611111278231146326762915214148221163492355657749770
000000919947100710561111127823114632676291521414822116349235565700
0000009229701021107711241418306454477261105441636025660406436495100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2311
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1558
Owner: Jesse T Brown
 
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