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 (7/12/2014)
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
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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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Grade
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Price
7/5/1999 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1182, 1182/Lot# 1929 $633.00
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2551 $32,200.00
8/14/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 100, 105/Lot# 426 $5,175.00
12/2/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4610 $12,650.00
3/17/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(3), 1153/Lot# 4911 $1,955.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4307 $3,877.50
6/9/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 120601 $2,327.60


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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