Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,189,750
Catalog: KM-74.1
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1150.94 (12/22/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
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1856 S $20 MS obverse 1856 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1856 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1850 1925 1975 2150 2350 2350 2950 3450 4550 5900 7250 8500 13000 21500 27500 41000 72500 - - - -
$ 2600 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1039
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
1/5/2015 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 4 - 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 3037/Lot# 30269
1/12/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7403
1/12/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7402


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
3/20/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 6414 $14,950.00
1/4/2004 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 1827, 1827/Lot# 1268 $605.00
2/5/2006 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1300 $1,610.00
1/22/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 2208 $2,012.50
1/5/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 7225 $1,495.00
1/8/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 7040 $2,820.00
3/23/2014 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 180072 $2,512.40
4/14/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20742 $5,228.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base72180689699611031173136315312062234327022910310336394261498176911052114655207732994243852
74983692910311126123614191708215524622771297432813846450158848634118991669423829345780
0000001419170821552462277129743281384645015884863411899166942382900
0000001475188522492582284030383460405347416787957713277187332688500
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3639
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2702
Owner: Fog City
 
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