Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 854,173
Catalog: KM-A74.1
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1097.92 (8/30/2015)
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1862 S $20 MS obverse 1862 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The sale of the S.S. Brother Jonathan treasure included 68 different examples of this date. However, only one piece was graded Mint State (with environmental damage) and only one other was graded AU58. After that, about 40 lower quality AU grade coins were offered. Even though the rarity of this issue was noticeably diminished when that treasure was discovered and dispersed, it is still quite rare in top grades. About a dozen Mint State coins were found in the S.S. Republic treasure.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/13/2015

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1862 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 981
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/13/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5632 $7,475.00
1/29/2009 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 328, 334/Lot# 9083 $1,552.50
2/1/2009 NGC XF 45   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1606 $1,437.50
6/27/2010 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2878, 2878/Lot# 3274 $1,667.50
6/9/2013 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 120604 $2,750.00
2/3/2014 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4831 $1,997.50
5/12/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20799 $2,878.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base208724642525258527542985323835643783436151586616743191221065315383236363673957717915549411496726
22132484254526412831306933473637397646275644688879959632122301813428004437326899692407949850
0000003347363739764627564468887995963212230181342800443732689969240700
00000034553710416848926130715985581014313806208853237150724802759326100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5158
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 3783
Owner: G & R coins
 
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