Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 329,878
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1452.35 (8/19/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 $20 MS obverse 1856 $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1856 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1850 1930 1980 2275 2650 3150 3750 4725 6625 9800 14450 24200 53500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - 5950 7500 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 390
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1856 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----415575972857551431-------390
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Total----415575972877551431-------392
 ----1 %4 %15 %15 %18 %22 %19 %1 %4 %1 %0 %------- 

Upcoming Auctions

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8/18/2019 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2019 August 14 - 18 ANA World's Fair of Money US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1298/Lot# 4820


Auction Prices Realized

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8/29/2004 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1928, 1928/Lot# 2078 $2,090.00
11/21/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #63, 68/Lot# 1126 $2,702.50
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1299 $16,100.00
9/2/2008 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28092, 28092/Lot# 22509 $1,955.00
8/8/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(4), 1188/Lot# 5207 $7,050.00
6/4/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4901 $6,462.50
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12013 $41,125.00
2/16/2017 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1252/Lot# 4019 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18862335238524172495261427542910310335254111504960897138965611210165992493337956585009119293744
20362352239624432535266128062974324437204424539664397977101741300619377292744480469397920430
0000002806297432443720442453966439797710174130061937729274448046939700
0000002858303933843916473657426788881710692148032215533615516528029500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4111
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 3103
Owner: MikeKing
 
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