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: $1278.94 (8/25/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 S $20 MS obverse 1857 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1857 S $20 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1482
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Grade
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Price
4/6/1998 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1038, 1038/Lot# 2065 $580.25
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2147 $6,325.00
3/20/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 6417 $6,900.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 5056 $14,950.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1117 $31,590.00
2/10/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 738, 747/Lot# 1370 $10,500.00
6/16/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 121592 $9,350.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(4), 1188/Lot# 5189 $9,400.00
11/6/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 4075 $5,287.50
2/6/2015 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2610 $2,232.50


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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