Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,261,326
Catalog: KM-74.1
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1153.74 (12/18/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 $20 MS obverse 1853 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In circulated grades, the 1853 is similar in rarity to the higher mintage 1851 and 1852 Double Eagles. However, in Mint State, the 1853 is decidedly rarer. There are about two dozen known in the various grades of Uncirculated. The typical example grades MS60-61 and is characterized by bright but extensively bagmarked surfaces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/14/2014

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1853 $20 MS
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Base $ 1800 1875 1925 2050 2575 2575 2900 3600 4150 5250 6500 10250 17900 35000 92500 192500 - - - - -
$ 2900 3150 3850 - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1370
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
8/6/2001 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Signature Sale #267, 267/Lot# 7971 $18,400.00
12/19/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #67, 72/Lot# 1058 $1,909.00
9/17/2006 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2260, 2260/Lot# 2181 $2,072.00
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3410 $1,207.50
12/16/2011 PCGS XF 40   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19430/Lot# 1073 $2,106.00
2/19/2012 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/19/2012, 8/Lot# 36004 $1,926.10
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 10050 $15,275.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7218068969961103117312581339203923862813305738174935616910001148392233334060525828209184453
7498369291031112612011285157221542528289433104189534674461161317337262424023462418828780
000000128515722154252828943310418953467446116131733726242402346241800
000000131218052270267029753563456257578723132261983530151464087225400
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 5208
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2813
Owner: davidmckay
 
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