Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 329,878
Catalog: KM-74.1
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1265.68 (8/31/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 $20 MS obverse 1856 $20 MS reverse


  
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1856 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1800 1875 1925 2050 2350 3700 4150 5500 6700 9500 15000 22500 53500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 368
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/5/1998 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1012, 1012/Lot# 1959 $738.50
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
2/7/2013 NGC Details Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4944 $3,818.75
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12013 $41,125.00
11/6/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 4071 $5,287.50
8/12/2015 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6344 $3,995.00
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


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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