Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,976,453
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1435.75 (10/22/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1861 $20 MS obverse 1861 $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 6/28/2019

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1861 $20 MS
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Base $ 1800 1880 1930 2000 2450 2800 3050 3175 3850 5000 6700 9750 19500 28000 66500 87500 175000 - - -
$ - - - 3500 4300 - - 13500 22750 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4364
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1861 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1541294704116719991062100249130492271----4355
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---------36-11-1------12
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Total---15412947041167110021068100250131492371----4367
 ---0 %1 %3 %11 %9 %15 %23 %24 %2 %6 %3 %1 %1 %0 %0 %---- 
1861 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------3-411-------9
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------------1---------1
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Total----------3-511-------10
 ----------30 %-50 %10 %10 %------- 

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1/25/2004 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3389 $1,380.00
11/11/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2770, 2770/Lot# 2095 $2,415.00
2/15/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3933 $6,900.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9694 $3,737.50
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 53   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2396 $2,808.00
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3411 $10,575.00
9/25/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1189/Lot# 5385 $2,232.50
3/16/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 795, 804/Lot# 255 $4,950.00
6/15/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 196844 $3,601.40


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 $20 MS
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Base1886233523852417252527272860298531263427385243194817570266857910102261152914969214893135246445
203623522396245325922771290230323226356940084485511260307093868210660126761714224777363830
00000029023032322635694008448551126030709386821066012676171422477700
00000029433079332737104163465154076357750294541109513822193162806400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 4817
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3852
Owner: Grandman
 
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