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: $1277.97 (8/30/2016)
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
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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
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/17/2003 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 8267 $6,900.00
6/13/2004 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1895, 1895/Lot# 1535 $797.50
11/21/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #63, 68/Lot# 1126 $2,702.50
1/9/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 4609 $4,312.50
9/14/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1584 $2,990.00
8/2/2012 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4723 $4,700.00
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


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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