Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 544,950
Catalog: KM-74.1
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1061.35 (7/31/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1860 S $20 MS obverse 1860 S $20 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1860-S is similar in overall and high grade rarity to the 1859-S. It is slightly more available in Uncirculated grades than the 1859-S, although both issues are nearly identical in MS62 and above. This is another date whose true rarity has been somewhat unfairly dragged down by the sudden availability of such issues as the 1856-S and the 1857-S. An estimated 25-50 pieces are known in Uncirculated condition and nearly every one grades MS60-61.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/10/2015

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1860 S $20 MS
Base $ 1850 1925 1975 2200 2550 3750 4300 4900 6950 17650 30000 41000 - - - - - - -
$ 2750 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Total Graded: 691
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

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8/16/2015 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6368

Auction Prices Realized

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3/13/1996 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0823, 823/Lot# 866 $1,424.25
3/21/1998 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1998 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #184, 184/Lot# 6534 $2,300.00
3/1/2006 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Auction #412, 412/Lot# 2014 $1,265.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2517 $8,337.50
12/8/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 307, 313/Lot# 1277 $1,955.00
12/3/2009 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1278 $5,265.00
4/27/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1154/Lot# 5466 $21,850.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9693 $4,609.20
3/23/2014 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 97524 $1,677.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 S $20 MS
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3255
Owner: ftrifilio5
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3255
Owner: palmernck
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