Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 928,000
Catalog: KM-74.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1253.59 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 S $20 MS obverse 1871 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With an estimated 80 to 100 pieces known in Uncirculated, the 1871-S is one of the most available mintmarked Type Two Double Eagles struck prior to 1873. Most of the Uncirculated examples have similar characteristics, that is, they are noticeably abraded and with average striking quality.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/2/2013

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1871 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - 1820 1860 1900 1920 1920 1950 2000 2750 3650 5450 8250 14000 22300 48750 - - - - - -
$ 2110 2150 2200 2900 3950 5900 9000 15800 24100 53000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1442
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/22/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131416/Lot# 20755
4/27/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11278


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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8/4/2001 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Bullet Sale #268, 268/Lot# 1627 $368.00
2/24/2003 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2152 $2,242.50
5/31/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 484, 490/Lot# 539 $2,012.50
3/29/2011 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3039, 3039/Lot# 1262 $1,497.00
7/24/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131131/Lot# 25478 $1,667.50
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# 25337 $1,946.98
4/14/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 105747 $1,651.65
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1191/Lot# 3906 $4,993.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base534615709811925100510731138181221432549278133654694624866851209117979271134142664062100169
5616467438499511027109413621922227826262975380852126393848714053210233188448971760970
00000010941362192222782626297538085212639384871405321023318844897100
000000111615872032241327033170425157306539102891601624068366555651600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2549
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2143
Owner: swiss
 
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