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: $1097.92 (8/29/2015)
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.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Last Updated: 4/13/2015

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1868 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 183
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/21/2002 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 7795 $4,370.00
5/22/2005 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2042, 2042/Lot# 1759 $1,100.00
11/13/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 113, 118/Lot# 1783 $1,380.00
11/29/2006 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2006 November Dallas Signature Coin Auction #420, 420/Lot# 2526 $2,760.00
9/14/2008 NGC AU 53   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1592 $3,680.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7829 $6,037.50
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12037 $44,062.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base175321242525264327272960323836754141475661297014810610074117541276518825281724273865660102053104827
1877225825642671280530533384383043465214642473788762106341209114785219413302750379777911029780
00000033843830434652146424737887621063412091147852194133027503797779100
00000035293986455156716719774294181119412428168052505637883580198992200
1868 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base184722332648277028573099338638384319495263667276839710416121371111111
197623712689279929383195353739984530542366697650907010990121371111110
000000353739984530542366697650907010990121371111100
000000368741594741589569738023974311563121371111100
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4756
Owner: davidmckay
 
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