Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 98,600
Catalog: KM-74.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1156.65 (12/21/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 $20 MS obverse 1868 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1868 is a true 'sleeper' date among Type Two Double Eagles. It is reasonably scarce in all grades and rare in the middle About Uncirculated grades. It is easily the most difficult Type Two issue from Philadelphia in high grades and can be regarded as a true rarity in Mint State with just seven to nine pieces known. The only Uncirculated 1868 to sell in many years was the Dallas Bank Collection: 48 coin, which realized $16,100. It was subsequently graded MS 62 by NGC.

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Last Updated: 11/15/2014

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1868 $20 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 184
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Price
7/8/2001 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1456, 1456/Lot# 1013 $3,376.00
11/13/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 113, 118/Lot# 1783 $1,380.00
9/14/2008 NGC AU 53   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1592 $3,680.00
4/28/2010 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 2310 $22,425.00
12/2/2010 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 8936 $1,840.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7829 $6,037.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $20 MS
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899999110612211370159518532337315136574146455253726733939114785219403302750378777911029770
000000185323373151365741464552537267339391147852194033027503787779100
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1868 $20 MS Prooflike
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Base923102411341251137915891872211331343622421345461697648879841317119367289014373067021103939106750
9561060117312931449168319522453329638194324454632946986971315236225453384451493793271048760
000000195224533296381943244546329469869713152362254533844514937932700
0000002032279334594016443545464891748511442173012572338787592579163300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3467
Owner: davidmckay
 
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