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: $1052.06 (8/5/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1856 S $20 MS obverse 1856 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Last Updated: 4/10/2015

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1856 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1850 1925 1975 2150 2350 2950 3650 4750 6000 8550 13000 19500 26500 41000 72500 - - - -
$ 2600 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1034
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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8/16/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6347


Auction Prices Realized

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1/7/2003 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23012, 23012/Lot# 1770 $1,495.00
2/20/2005 NGC AU 53   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2479 $1,265.00
8/21/2008 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 276, 282/Lot# 6473 $1,265.00
10/4/2011 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3149, 3149/Lot# 1390 $1,691.00
3/20/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30419 $4,112.50
4/20/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 189007 $1,787.50
5/12/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20794 $5,228.75
6/27/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2610 $4,406.25
11/6/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1211/Lot# 5267 $5,875.00


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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