Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 982,000
Catalog: KM-74.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1087.18 (9/5/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 S $20 MS obverse 1870 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth suggest that most of the mintage was exported or otherwise destroyed, although large quantities of various dates that were formerly exported have been returned to this country in recent years. That is obviously not the case for this particular date. Rather, it is more likely that most or all of the mintage was released into circulation where they were extensively used, as indicated by the number of well worn examples that still exist.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/8/2015

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1870 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1650 1675 1750 1850 2000 2200 2400 2750 5700 19000 39750 65000 - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1246
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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9/20/2015 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1224/Lot# 7996


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7/1/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0854, 854/Lot# 1988 $553.88
5/27/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1713 $2,875.00
7/9/2009 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 2023 $1,322.50
9/6/2009 PCGS VF 35   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3452 $1,260.00
10/24/2011 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 630, 637/Lot# 1402 $1,944.65
1/1/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12674 $2,585.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1003 $3,744.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179922332250230223682464252525852699288540485367668588291051527592531885490356658584556029462175
19442239226723242400248425452623276132734488580674009391162073612453760554885725759068609210
0000002545262327613273448858067400939116207361245376055488572575906800
0000002565266128233660492762468114995321900446565433156073578565968100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4048
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2885
Owner: Grandman
 
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