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: $1198.44 (2/21/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 S $20 MS obverse 1856 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1856 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1850 1925 1975 2150 2450 3200 3375 3600 4400 6850 7700 12900 19400 28500 44500 72500 - - - -
$ - - - 3750 4750 - - - - 31000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1246
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
7/5/1999 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1182, 1182/Lot# 1929 $633.00
1/3/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Year End Internet-Only Auction, 27/Lot# 900 $2,403.50
5/27/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1690 $2,990.00
4/28/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 2301 $13,225.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5226 $7,475.00
3/23/2014 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 180072 $2,512.40
3/27/2015 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7415 $2,408.75


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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