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: $1189.35 (10/23/2014)
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: 9/5/2014

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1871 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1650 1675 1700 1850 1920 1920 2150 2400 3000 3800 6250 9600 14750 30000 57500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 23500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1476
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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11/10/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 4098
11/10/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1211/Lot# 5282


Auction Prices Realized

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5/25/2002 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22111, 22111/Lot# 12065 $718.75
9/15/2003 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1240 $2,300.00
4/17/2006 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 83, 88/Lot# 1024 $805.00
10/8/2007 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2433, 2433/Lot# 2232 $1,848.00
5/30/2010 PCGS AU 55   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2284 $3,510.00
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
6/27/2014 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2660 $5,287.50
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 141881 $1,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base534615709811925100510731138181221432549278133654694624866851209117979271134142664062100169
5616467438499511027109413621922227826262975380852126393848714053210233188448971760970
00000010941362192222782626297538085212639384871405321023318844897100
000000111615872032241327033170425157306539102891601624068366555651600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2549
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2143
Owner: swiss
 
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