Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 837,500
Catalog: KM-74.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1266.36 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 S $20 MS obverse 1868 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1868-S double eagle, with a mintage of 837,500 pieces, is a common issue in circulated grades, particularly in the Very Fine to About Uncirculated range. In Mint State, Douglas Winter and Michael Fuljenz, in their Type Two Double Eagles treatise, say the issue is 'very rare.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/28/2014

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1868 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1650 1675 1800 2100 2200 2200 2500 2750 4400 7850 18750 31000 47000 - - - - - - - -
$ 2350 2600 3000 5500 9600 21500 35500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1356
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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8/9/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 4129
8/9/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 4128


Auction Prices Realized

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8/24/2005 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2083, 2083/Lot# 2185 $672.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4769 $2,127.50
5/29/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 252, 258/Lot# 6196 $1,265.00
2/3/2009 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #29022, 29022/Lot# 22799 $1,150.00
9/22/2009 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29101, 29101/Lot# 20225 $2,185.00
10/17/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5661 $2,350.00
11/25/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 58449 $2,426.60
12/16/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131252/Lot# 24456 $2,056.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5936657458319251152137715732743326338764217515870771251920231329205389788721912229377596381
6176917738621000122714421963291634673989453057978891150892446039912655058955492073946430
0000001442196329163467398945305797889115089244603991265505895549207300
00000015072353308936714103484464371070517660286904690477113903889292400
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3263
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 2743
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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