Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 837,500
Catalog: KM-74.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1060.09 (7/29/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 S $20 MS obverse 1868 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1868-S double eagle, with a mintage of 837,500 pieces, is a common issue in circulated grades, particularly in the Very Fine to About Uncirculated range. In Mint State, Douglas Winter and Michael Fuljenz, in their Type Two Double Eagles treatise, say the issue is 'very rare.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/2/2015

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1868 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1355
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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8/16/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6403
8/16/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6404


Auction Prices Realized

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11/20/2001 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21114 #21114, 21114/Lot# 4513 $7,500.00
12/9/2001 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1515, 1515/Lot# 1017 $1,635.25
5/28/2003 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2003 May Long Beach Signature Sale #324, 324/Lot# 6840 $506.00
5/15/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 203 $1,667.50
5/27/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1710 $4,320.00
2/2/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 5027 $1,840.00
11/25/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 58449 $2,426.60
2/6/2015 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2628 $4,993.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5936657458319251152137715732743326338764217515870771251920231329205389788721912229377596381
6176917738621000122714421963291634673989453057978891150892446039912655058955492073946430
0000001442196329163467398945305797889115089244603991265505895549207300
00000015072353308936714103484464371070517660286904690477113903889292400
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3263
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 2743
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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