Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,189,750
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1443.03 (10/19/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 S $20 MS obverse 1856 S $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 5/31/2019

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1856 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1850 1930 1980 2000 2450 3200 3375 3600 4400 7200 8750 13300 19400 28500 44500 72500 - - - -
$ - - - 3750 4750 - - - - 31000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1258
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1856 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----315925617420527620012298422-----1258
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------1--21-----------4
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Total----315925717420527820112298422-----1262
 ----2 %5 %20 %14 %16 %22 %16 %1 %2 %1 %0 %0 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/3/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Year End Internet-Only Auction, 27/Lot# 900 $2,403.50
2/10/2008 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2541 $1,121.25
12/9/2012 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3395, 3395/Lot# 2545 $2,150.00
1/27/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 96491 $1,761.10
6/27/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2610 $4,406.25
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
1/7/2015 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7398 $5,170.00
7/12/2018 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2018 July 12 - 15 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1277/Lot# 4077 $1,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $20 MS S
 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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