Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 9,100
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1435.20 (10/16/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 O $20 MS obverse 1859 O $20 MS reverse
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1859 O $20 MS
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Base $ 3450 4000 5000 21050 29000 48500 60500 72500 127500 177500 - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 61
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1859 O $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---12591191011-----------58
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-------1--------------1
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Total---12591291011-----------59
 ---2 %3 %8 %15 %20 %15 %17 %19 %----------- 
1859 O $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------11-1---------3
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Total---------11-1---------3
 ---------33 %33 %-33 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/26/1998 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Sale #192, 192/Lot# 7307 $6,957.50
5/1/2005 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2033, 2033/Lot# 1858 $10,340.00
6/17/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3839 $44,275.00
7/7/2011 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 5006 $47,437.50
8/11/2011 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7648 $34,500.00
7/26/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11764 $92,000.00
1/8/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5522 $54,343.75
8/5/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1208/Lot# 5697 $28,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 $20 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2913327034963894606480388635102551072111361125711403215069111111111
3032334536294617672282379175104101093411764130581437815069111111110
0000009175104101093411764130581437815069111111100
0000009715105661114812168135451472315069111111100
1859 $20 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base278131263345373058367756833899181037210997121781360614619183762740741448634936544867446694897157873713
289631993473443264767950886510069105801139112654139441587121386320874879664145661146812770185722900
00000088651006910580113911265413944158712138632087487966414566114681277018500
00000093911022110789117841313014281171242439736768561456479666780688087088200
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