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: $1248.75 (8/29/2014)
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: 1030
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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9/6/2014 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4536


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2/3/2004 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24022, 24022/Lot# 13869 $1,021.20
8/22/2004 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1925, 1925/Lot# 1791 $1,925.00
8/21/2008 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 276, 282/Lot# 6473 $1,265.00
5/27/2012 PCGS   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 2075 $1,840.00
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 5079 $11,212.50
6/9/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 120601 $2,327.60
4/14/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20742 $5,228.75


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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