Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 928,000
Catalog: KM-74.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1086.70 (9/4/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 S $20 MS obverse 1871 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With an estimated 80 to 100 pieces known in Uncirculated, the 1871-S is one of the most available mintmarked Type Two Double Eagles struck prior to 1873. Most of the Uncirculated examples have similar characteristics, that is, they are noticeably abraded and with average striking quality.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/14/2015

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1871 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1650 1675 1700 1800 1850 2225 2450 3050 3500 9150 14500 30000 57500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 23500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1506
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Price
2/11/2007 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2525 $10,350.00
2/14/2010 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2811, 2811/Lot# 2703 $1,840.00
10/17/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25337 $1,946.98
6/3/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1005 $1,872.00
8/30/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4956 $2,291.25
12/29/2013 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 311 $1,700.00
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 141881 $1,500.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 4141 $7,346.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179922332250226823352368240726002727303332384202497060077960100741209117979271134142664062100169
1944223922562290234623812471264228293101355944585316665886651074614054210243188448971760980
000000247126422829310135594458531666588665107461405421024318844897100
000000253626852931317038814714566173099369114191601624068366555651700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3238
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3238
Owner: Grandman
 
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