Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 970,500
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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1857 S $20 MS obverse 1857 S $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1857 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1800 1880 1930 2000 2500 3350 3350 3575 3700 4500 4750 7000 8950 14500 15750 37000 155000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 15000 20600 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1508
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

The chart showing F series, 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, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1857 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1197124613619624320611332925104125576---1508
---------------111----3
------1-132----111-----19
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Total---1197124713619724620811332925116127586---1530
 ---0 %1 %5 %16 %9 %13 %16 %14 %1 %2 %2 %2 %8 %8 %4 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 NGC AU 53   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1791 $1,035.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2256 $5,750.00
3/18/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2341, 2341/Lot# 2433 $10,080.00
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 3567 $12,075.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1116 $37,440.00
2/7/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4947 $2,820.00
3/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4107 $30,550.00
8/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 815, 824/Lot# 779 $10,250.00
8/31/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 214421 $2,320.00
4/26/2017 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1254/Lot# 5519 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18862335238524172495261428603080323835453800403241414499510455346286872713606149681711423834
20362352239624432535269629333133334036303877406842604701524757857100103531406015683193540
0000002933313333403630387740684260470152475785710010353140601568300
0000003007318534433715395541054380490253916035791311980145141639900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6286
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3800
Owner: Gazooty
 
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