Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 141,468
Catalog: KM-74.1
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1132.07 (7/1/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1854 S $20 MS obverse 1854 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Treasure recovered in the late 1970s from the S.S. Yankee Blade shipwreck yielded a couple of hundred 1854-S double eagles, including many high grade examples, according to the Garrett-Guth reference on U.S. gold coinage. The same authors relate that the salvaged coins have surfaces that are 'lightly etched from exposure to seawater.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/10/2015

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1854 S $20 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 196
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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7/21/1999 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1189, 1189/Lot# 1864 $580.25
9/2/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2184 $5,750.00
4/24/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5976 $7,637.50
1/8/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 7031 $7,050.00
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12010 $70,500.00
9/4/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3469 $44,062.50
4/22/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 5425 $45,825.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2525261427162860309934234141445649995621603863336564750782609539124681360616472235923434550773
2554264827642939320736624246463752065760613664106878775886861051512847145611884527176398210
000000424646375206576061366410687877588686105151284714561188452717600
000000435148185413589962346487719280099112114911322615516212183076000
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 5621
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: VF 20
Points: 3099
Owner: G & R coins
 
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