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: $1272.46 (8/31/2016)
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: 1238
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/3/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Year End Internet-Only Auction, 27/Lot# 900 $2,403.50
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2551 $32,200.00
3/5/2006 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2170, 2170/Lot# 2056 $980.00
2/3/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 1728 $8,625.00
1/27/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 96491 $1,761.10
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5329 $4,993.75
6/27/2014 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2613 $2,820.00
4/22/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 5429 $18,800.00
4/27/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 6020 $3,290.00


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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