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: $1097.63 (8/28/2015)
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.'

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/10/2015

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1854 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 202
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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Price
3/11/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0822, 822/Lot# 904 $712.13
3/26/2002 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22041, 22041/Lot# 11507 $12,075.00
8/18/2004 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 7555 $16,675.00
12/4/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 2246 $9,200.00
7/7/2011 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4992 $9,200.00
9/2/2012 NGC XF 40   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2187 $3,910.00
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12010 $70,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25252614271628603281381741415879624868007374805883389307991811047132811360616472235923434550773
25552648276430003460392547206002643269917602815186619511102941179213389145611884527176398210
0000004720600264326991760281518661951110294117921338914561188452717600
0000005300612566167183783082458984971410671125361349815517212193076100
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 6800
Owner: Gazooty
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 6800
Owner: Grandman
 
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