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: $1780.52 (12/3/2020)
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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Last Updated: 12/3/2020

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1860 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1910 1910 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 946
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: 12/1/2020 1860 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1-23582001351521971574145--------946
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---------1--11--------3
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Total--1-23582001351521981574156--------949
 --0%-2%6%21%14%16%21%17%0%2%1%-------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base192823682417244825852781302133453564378344175104649579601051016518262124195967694109985112915115904
207523842427249426502861312934183637399446465568698388101251319749314615053781791110962113911121699
00000031293418363739944646556869838810125131974931461505378179111096200
00000032373491371042064875603174729660145152298136710591169588811193800
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4417
Owner: edinparkmo
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4417
Owner: palmernck
 
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