Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 636,445
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1255.72 (9/23/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1859 S $20 MS obverse 1859 S $20 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®


Click on a coin to see VarietyPlus details.

Description & Analysis

Description and Analysis coming soon.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1859 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1800 1875 1925 2100 2600 3500 4000 5200 7150 10000 19500 28500 72500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 8150 - 25000 - - - - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 868
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/17/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0859, 859/Lot# 1897 $501.13
1/30/2011 NGC AU 50   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2220 $2,645.00
2/12/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 36005 $2,915.00
3/21/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4381 $5,581.25
8/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4402 $4,406.25
11/6/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 4084 $4,993.75
1/7/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7429 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base192823682417244825852781288532603545388544995922731787681084115570245873918462967101940104711107537
2075238424272494265028163010335536584090497363877801945912417185762945347112759581028641056530
00000030103355365840904973638778019459124171857629453471127595810286400
000000313534503772429454486852828410150139942158134318550398894910378700
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: Grandman
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

NGC Certifies Newly-Retrieved Gold

11/1/2003 — Thirty-eight gold double eagles of the San Francisco Mint have been certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as having come from the final dive on Brother Jonathan, a steamship lost to the sea in 1865.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer