Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 6,600
Catalog: KM-74.1
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1244.69 (8/27/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 O $20 MS obverse 1860 O $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint, unlike its counterparts at Charlotte and Dahlonega, was equipped to produce gold denominations higher than the half eagle. Ten dollar gold pieces with an 'O' mintmark appeared in 1841, and the Louisiana facility struck double eagles alongside Philadelphia in 1850, the first year of production for twenty dollar gold. After the early years, however, the New Orleans Mint's production of double eagles slowed and became erratic. In 1860, against the backdrop of swiftly deteriorating national unity, that year's issue amounted to just 6,600 pieces.

While the 1860-O is not accorded the 'stopper' status of issues such as the 1854-O and 1856-O, it is one of the more challenging Southern double eagles, and in better grades it proves just as elusive as its better-known predecessors.

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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1860 O $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3750 4750 5750 13000 33750 33750 53750 58750 70500 87500 130000 - - - - - - - - - -
$ 37500 57500 64000 77500 95000 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 56
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 60


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10/28/1998 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1100, 1100/Lot# 1964 $4,325.50
1/8/2003 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4880 $19,550.00
1/12/2005 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 8835 $32,200.00
5/4/2005 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 8929 $17,250.00
7/27/2005 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 10404 $46,000.00
8/7/2010 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1833 $1,150.00
1/9/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5929 $35,250.00
8/5/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1208/Lot# 5700 $55,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 O $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base156817181878204826713601464954177691869698701051514684231253676558950608016269364630666106863470704
161817711934225529813950490561758026908710085119041749727671441605956761431633386529067284693240
00000049056175802690871008511904174972767144160595676143163338652906728400
00000051616933836194781030013294203113221851555601846206263984659506795900
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