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: $1055.93 (7/30/2015)
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: 1504
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
8/4/2015 XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131531/Lot# 21619
8/16/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6417
8/16/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 8369
8/16/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6416


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/3/2001 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271, 271/Lot# 8541 $632.50
8/18/2004 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1924, 1924/Lot# 1881 $605.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1714 $10,925.00
5/30/2010 PCGS AU 55   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2284 $3,510.00
9/22/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 5580 $6,612.50
6/14/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9751 $1,552.50
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 141881 $1,500.00
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 95   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 812, 821/Lot# 365 $1,350.00
1/7/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7478 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base534615709811925100510731138181221432549278133654694624866851209117979271134142664062100169
5616467438499511027109413621922227826262975380852126393848714053210233188448971760970
00000010941362192222782626297538085212639384871405321023318844897100
000000111615872032241327033170425157306539102891601624068366555651600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2549
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2549
Owner: Grandman
 
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