Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 544,950
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1214.12 (2/24/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 S $20 MS obverse 1860 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1860-S is similar in overall and high grade rarity to the 1859-S. It is slightly more available in Uncirculated grades than the 1859-S, although both issues are nearly identical in MS62 and above. This is another date whose true rarity has been somewhat unfairly dragged down by the sudden availability of such issues as the 1856-S and the 1857-S. An estimated 25-50 pieces are known in Uncirculated condition and nearly every one grades MS60-61.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1860 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1800 1875 1925 2100 2600 3500 3800 4900 7000 9750 20000 29000 40000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - 5250 - - - 31000 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 764
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/5/2006 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2170, 2170/Lot# 2059 $1,288.00
5/27/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1697 $4,600.00
7/23/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 161, 166/Lot# 2243 $1,265.00
8/11/2010 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 6145 $5,750.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 53   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1001 $4,095.00
6/15/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 196840 $5,187.60
10/8/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 5063 $3,055.00
10/31/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 5462 $4,112.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base192823682417244825852781302133453564378344175104649579601051016518262124195967694109985112915115904
2075238424272494265028613129341836373994464655686983881012513197493146150537817911109621139110
00000031293418363739944646556869838810125131974931461505378179111096200
00000032373491371042064875603174729660145152298136710591169588811193800
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4417
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4417
Owner: palmernck
 
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