Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 544,950
Catalog: KM-74.1
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1184.90 (9/23/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 S $20 MS obverse 1860 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1860-S is similar in overall and high grade rarity to the 1859-S. It is slightly more available in Uncirculated grades than the 1859-S, although both issues are nearly identical in MS62 and above. This is another date whose true rarity has been somewhat unfairly dragged down by the sudden availability of such issues as the 1856-S and the 1857-S. An estimated 25-50 pieces are known in Uncirculated condition and nearly every one grades MS60-61.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/4/2014

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1860 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1850 1925 1975 2150 2450 2450 4150 4600 5500 7400 10000 17650 30000 41000 - - - - - - -
$ 2650 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 674
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
9/30/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131439/Lot# 29524
10/13/2014 XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1210/Lot# 4418
10/13/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 5063


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/13/1996 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0823, 823/Lot# 866 $1,424.25
5/27/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1697 $4,600.00
7/23/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 161, 166/Lot# 2243 $1,265.00
4/16/2008 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 3750 $4,100.99
12/3/2009 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1278 $5,265.00
1/22/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131205/Lot# 27736 $2,070.00
2/28/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7820 $2,300.00
3/23/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 97524 $1,677.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base72180689699611031152127813932312274032553545493562481051016518262124195967694109985112915115904
7498369291031111911941316169924542911335140085372766812512197493146150537817911109611139110
00000013161699245429113351400853727668125121974931461505378179111096100
00000013542005259730833448447158109089145152298036710591159588811193800
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3255
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3255
Owner: palmernck
 
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