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: $1093.08 (8/31/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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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: 4/10/2015

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1853 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1800 1875 1925 2050 2575 2900 3700 4250 5250 10000 17900 35000 92500 192500 - - - - -
$ - - 3900 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1406
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/12/2003 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1723, 1723/Lot# 1889 $577.50
11/1/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 191, 197/Lot# 5966 $1,877.95
5/25/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4758 $1,620.00
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
2/28/2012 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7802 $2,990.00
8/30/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3490 $3,290.00
9/25/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1189/Lot# 5347 $3,055.00
7/11/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20707 $2,526.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18862335238524172495279477042960332435453902438951586531842811863150692233334060525828209184453
2036235223962443259544317704308133983664406446455616716395731293217490262424023462418828780
000000770430813398366440644645561671639573129321749026242402346241800
0000007704320334713783422749026073779610718140001991230151464087225500
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 5208
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3902
Owner: davidmckay
 
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