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: $1279.04 (8/28/2016)
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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10/29/2003 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1799, 1799/Lot# 1780 $1,210.00
1/3/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Year End Internet-Only Auction, 27/Lot# 900 $2,403.50
2/5/2006 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1300 $1,610.00
5/27/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1690 $2,990.00
5/28/2008 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 3543 $2,530.00
2/28/2012 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7810 $1,955.00
2/7/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4946 $3,407.50
4/21/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 112019 $2,772.00
6/4/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5401 $1,997.50


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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