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: $1167.29 (5/24/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 686
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/8/1994 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1994 Indianapolis Bullet Sale #117, 117/Lot# 1177 $1,650.00
2/22/2001 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2001 February Long Beach Signature Sale #248, 248/Lot# 7127 $3,795.00
1/25/2004 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3388 $1,610.00
8/3/2004 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24082, 24082/Lot# 13483 $902.75
12/8/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 307, 313/Lot# 1277 $1,955.00
8/23/2010 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 2911, 2911/Lot# 2010 $1,610.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 53   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1001 $4,095.00
3/23/2014 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 97524 $1,677.50
6/27/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2626 $6,462.50

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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