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: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1281.16 (9/28/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 S $20 MS obverse 1857 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1857 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1800 1875 1925 2050 2400 3250 3600 4250 4950 5350 6000 7300 9150 11300 16250 34500 140000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1483
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Sale / Lot
Price
8/8/2005 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2076, 2076/Lot# 2262 $4,592.00
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3415 $1,680.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9681 $8,625.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1117 $31,590.00
3/24/2013 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 105109 $6,601.10
3/31/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 745, 754/Lot# 335 $14,500.00
2/3/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4821 $2,937.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18862335238524172495261428603080323835453800403241414499510455346286872713606149681711423834
20362352239624432535269629333133334036303877406842604701524757857100103531406015683193540
0000002933313333403630387740684260470152475785710010353140601568300
0000003007318534433715395541054380490253916035791311980145141639900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4565
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3800
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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