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: $1436.72 (10/22/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 396
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: 10/22/2019 1856 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----414575972868151431-------396
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Total----414575972888151431-------398
 ----1 %4 %14 %15 %18 %22 %20 %1 %4 %1 %0 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/5/1998 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1012, 1012/Lot# 1959 $738.50
3/21/1998 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1998 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #184, 184/Lot# 6515 $5,405.00
11/21/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #63, 68/Lot# 1126 $2,702.50
9/14/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1584 $2,990.00
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12013 $41,125.00
2/4/2016 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1232/Lot# 4355 $1,880.00
4/25/2019 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1294/Lot# 8279 $1,620.00


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 58
Points: 4111
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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