Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 683,500
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1253.30 (4/21/2014)
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1885 S $20 MS obverse 1885 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/2/2013

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1885 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1530 1540 1550 1565 1580 1580 1590 1600 1610 1620 1750 2290 2600 5800 17750 28000 - - - - -
$ 1740 1750 1760 1770 1780 1850 2420 2800 6800 20000 31000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2165
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


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4/27/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11331
4/27/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11332


Auction Prices Realized

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7/27/1993 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Bullet #106, 106/Lot# 719 $1,749.00
9/21/1998 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1088, 1088/Lot# 1950 $501.13
1/2/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #69, 74/Lot# 1086 $776.25
11/29/2007 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Houston, TX US Coin Signature Auction #370, 370/Lot# 61867 $1,265.00
12/9/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28123, 28123/Lot# 23692 $1,290.30
1/30/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2253 $1,437.50
8/12/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/12/2012, 35/Lot# 62046 $2,200.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2190 $14,128.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base572644721806896908911916933945962974130322683365580168811008315001226323459353516
596669749836900909912921937950966108316242633417761617948117221754426619409000
00000091292193795096610831624263341776161794811722175442661900
00000091492794195697011931946299949896521901513361200883060600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2268
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1303
Owner: DAN3E
 
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