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: $1103.63 (10/8/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1850 O $20 MS obverse 1850 O $20 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/13/2014

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1850 O $20 MS
Base $ 1900 2200 2700 4200 7400 16500 21000 32500 54500 140000 - - - - - - - - -
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Total Graded: 318
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 62

Upcoming Auctions

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Sale / Lot
11/1/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1225/Lot# 3595

Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
5/1/2005 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2033, 2033/Lot# 1852 $4,290.00
3/15/2007 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 2143 $6,037.50
5/27/2007 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1686 $9,775.00
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
1/8/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 7003 $7,931.25
5/4/2014 PCGS MS 69   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 191319 $852.50
11/14/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1215/Lot# 3335 $12,925.00

NGC Registry

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