Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,261,326
Catalog: KM-74.1
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1178.03 (9/30/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 $20 MS obverse 1853 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In circulated grades, the 1853 is similar in rarity to the higher mintage 1851 and 1852 Double Eagles. However, in Mint State, the 1853 is decidedly rarer. There are about two dozen known in the various grades of Uncirculated. The typical example grades MS60-61 and is characterized by bright but extensively bagmarked surfaces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/12/2014

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1853 $20 MS
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Base $ 1800 1875 1925 2050 2575 2575 2900 3250 3750 4850 6500 10250 17900 35000 92500 192500 - - - - -
$ 2900 3150 3500 - - - - - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1362
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
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10/13/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 5047
10/13/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1210/Lot# 4409


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/12/2001 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21063, 21063/Lot# 3758 $4,200.00
8/12/2001 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1470, 1470/Lot# 1002 $870.38
1/25/2004 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3379 $805.00
12/16/2011 PCGS XF 40   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19430/Lot# 1073 $2,106.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4408 $5,462.50
9/16/2012 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 40706 $2,062.50
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 6152 $16,450.00
1/8/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 7018 $3,818.75
8/10/2014 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 816, 825/Lot# 356 $2,100.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7218068969961103117312581339203923862813305738174935616910001148392233334060525828209184453
7498369291031112612011285157221542528289433104189534674461161317337262424023462418828780
000000128515722154252828943310418953467446116131733726242402346241800
000000131218052270267029753563456257578723132261983530151464087225400
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 5208
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2813
Owner: davidmckay
 
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