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: $1214.99 (2/27/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 $20 MS obverse 1856 $20 MS reverse


  
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1856 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1850 1925 1975 2350 2700 3550 4350 5750 7100 11750 16500 22500 53500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - 5950 7500 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 369
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
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
7/12/2007 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July, West Palm Beach, FL) Signature Coin Auction #442, 442/Lot# 2827 $2,530.00
9/17/2008 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 4037 $4,600.00
9/25/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6845 $4,993.75
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12013 $41,125.00


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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