Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,189,750
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: $1284.65 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 S $20 MS obverse 1856 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1856 S $20 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1239
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Price
2/24/2003 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2146 $1,955.00
1/12/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 30521 $9,487.50
3/5/2006 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2170, 2170/Lot# 2056 $980.00
4/24/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 241, 247/Lot# 6280 $2,415.00
3/24/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 97525 $2,530.00
2/26/2015 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1218/Lot# 4221 $1,997.50
3/6/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 443 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S $20 MS
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Base192823682417244825552671286029853303373041414512482957476753759789291091914655207732994243852
20752384242724842594273429023091344538674265461851356082703480419592121641669423829345790
0000002902309134453867426546185135608270348041959212164166942382900
00000029433197358840044388472354416418731684851025613410187342688600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 5747
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4141
Owner: Fog City
 
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