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: $1248.95 (8/20/2014)
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1885 S $20 MS obverse 1885 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/28/2014

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1885 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1675 1680 1680 1700 1715 1725 1775 1800 2000 2650 6250 17500 36000 - - - - -
$ 1690 1715 1725 1740 1785 1900 2100 3150 6900 20000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2187
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
9/6/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4577
9/6/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4575
9/6/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8800


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3418 $5,117.50
9/5/2004 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1931, 1931/Lot# 2238 $577.50
9/4/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 103, 108/Lot# 1263 $862.50
11/6/2011 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/06/2011, 143/Lot# 24092 $1,897.50
10/30/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131145/Lot# 22522 $1,840.00
6/3/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1061 $1,638.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5376 $5,017.25
8/25/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131336/Lot# 24931 $1,764.85


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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