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: $1466.34 (8/18/2019)
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: 8/16/2019

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1860 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1800 1880 1930 2000 2575 3500 3800 4900 5600 7500 13750 29000 40000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - 5250 - - - 31000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 933
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1860 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1-22582011351501911524145--------933
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---------1--11--------3
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Total--1-22582011351501921524156--------936
 --0 %-2 %6 %21 %14 %16 %21 %16 %0 %2 %1 %-------- 

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8/20/2019 XF 45   Stack's Bowers August 2019 ANA Auction, 6213/Lot# 7612


Auction Prices Realized

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5/27/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1697 $4,600.00
3/13/2008 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 229, 235/Lot# 6369 $1,495.00
6/27/2010 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2878, 2878/Lot# 3272 $2,012.50
2/28/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7820 $2,300.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 53   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1001 $4,095.00
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6858 $5,875.00
9/25/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(8), 1189/Lot# 9677 $2,820.00
6/4/2014 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9854 $1,351.25
6/15/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 196840 $5,187.60
4/27/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 6038 $5,757.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base192823682417244825852781302133453564378344175104649579601051016518262124195967694109985112915115904
2075238424272494265028613129341836373994464655686983881012513197493146150537817911109621139110
00000031293418363739944646556869838810125131974931461505378179111096200
00000032373491371042064875603174729660145152298136710591169588811193800
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4417
Owner: palmernck
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3783
Owner: Fog City
 
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