Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 43,597
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1436.14 (10/21/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 $20 MS obverse 1859 $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1859 $20 MS
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Base $ 1900 1950 2000 2600 5000 11200 13300 18200 21800 34000 50000 70000 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 131
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1859 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----8322373222331--------131
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Total-----8322373223331--------132
 -----6 %24 %17 %5 %24 %17 %2 %2 %1 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/22/1997 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1008, 1008/Lot# 2074 $3,059.50
9/13/2006 NGC AU 58   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, 416/Lot# 4434 $17,250.00
2/11/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2516 $12,650.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2186 $23,500.00
12/5/2013 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3888 $8,812.50
2/23/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 171541 $4,405.50
6/4/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4908 $6,168.75
9/7/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1239/Lot# 5741 $13,525.43
1/4/2017 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(4), 1251/Lot# 5997 $35,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1969240124332464275435454375493553166007675382009234149032450640497672186925771340734707564677870
2113241224432561301838224562506255466256723585451112418104298364940467898699517205074195763870
000000456250625546625672358545111241810429836494046789869951720507419500
000000474851895777650477188889130132130535167583116857770646727607492100
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