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: $1217.12 (2/27/2017)
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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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/21/2005 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 4966 $6,900.00
3/5/2006 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2170, 2170/Lot# 2056 $980.00
1/22/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 2208 $2,012.50
3/24/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 97525 $2,530.00
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1861 $7,344.00
6/27/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2610 $4,406.25
7/7/2016 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1237/Lot# 4596 $2,585.00
10/31/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1241/Lot# 4658 $1,880.00


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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