Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,223,800
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1060.57 (7/28/2015)
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1879 S $20 MS obverse 1879 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Last Updated: 4/14/2015

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1879 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1675 1700 1725 1750 1775 1850 5000 17750 43000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - 7050 23000 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1291
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 62


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8/16/2015 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 8396


Auction Prices Realized

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5/29/1996 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0845, 845/Lot# 1924 $975.88
5/5/2004 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 10090 $9,200.00
3/6/2006 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 77, 82/Lot# 1156 $1,265.00
9/14/2008 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1609 $12,650.00
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2760 $32,200.00
3/25/2012 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/25/2012, 15/Lot# 43130 $1,705.00
6/3/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1039 $1,579.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6336 $3,818.75
7/9/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1222/Lot# 8019 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2289235024122476254026062674274328122884295630303238429053618023121721870229069456674720048771
230923702433249725622628269727662836290829803099358846476248940614348221573460146178477230
00000026972766283629082980309935884647624894061434822157346014617800
000000272027892860293230053168393950047135107891652525613401344668900
1879 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24032466253125972664273328032873294530203094317033864472702311590192123197853415895029202094589
2424248725532619268727562826289729703044311932423748532285451413023467391236544490341928760
000000282628972970304431193242374853228545141302346739123654449034100
0000002849292129953069314433144110617210067166712772246269774739118000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3238
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 3030
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