Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 141,000
Catalog: KM-74.1
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1097.92 (8/30/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 O $20 MS obverse 1850 O $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1850-O, with a mintage of 141,000 pieces, was the first double eagle struck at the New Orleans Mint. This, and its status as the first-year regular-issue twenty dollar gold piece, places it in strong demand. Most examples are in the VF-XF grade range, where a little more than 200 pieces have been certified by NGC and PCGS. An additional 150 or so coins have been certified in the various AU grade levels. Mint State 1850-Os are downright rare, as the population reports indicate.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/13/2014

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1850 O $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1900 2200 2700 4200 7400 16500 21000 32500 54500 140000 - - - - - - - - -
$ 8850 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 312
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2004 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 7915 $3,910.00
5/1/2005 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2033, 2033/Lot# 1852 $4,290.00
5/27/2007 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1686 $9,775.00
4/16/2008 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 3709 $4,140.00
7/20/2009 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 394, 400/Lot# 579 $10,350.00
8/15/2011 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9663 $6,900.00
8/15/2011 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9664 $5,462.50
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 69   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/02/2012, 38/Lot# 68674 $797.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base200924012585286035254539509363246951820098861078813606162511809628598456097333775510777318000082317
214024622677308238634724550365337367876210187117271448816866215973426854852740617625078487807720
00000055036533736787621018711727144881686621597342685485274061762507848700
00000059146742778493241048712667153691748125097399396409474786769917924400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 9886
Owner: Northwest Collection
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 6951
Owner: Gazooty
 
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