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: $1278.07 (7/27/2016)
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: 1235
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Grade
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8/14/2016 XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(6), 1238/Lot# 8537
8/14/2016 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(5), 1238/Lot# 6003
8/14/2016 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(6), 1238/Lot# 8538


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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8/7/2000 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Philadelphia 2000 #232, 232/Lot# 7431 $1,092.50
8/22/2004 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1925, 1925/Lot# 1791 $1,925.00
1/22/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 2208 $2,012.50
1/27/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 96491 $1,761.10
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1823 $6,613.00
10/8/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 5055 $6,462.50
10/8/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 9158 $1,410.00
2/20/2015 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3522, 6091/Lot# 21305 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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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