Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 854,173
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1213.44 (2/27/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 S $20 MS obverse 1862 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The sale of the S.S. Brother Jonathan treasure included 68 different examples of this date. However, only one piece was graded Mint State (with environmental damage) and only one other was graded AU58. After that, about 40 lower quality AU grade coins were offered. Even though the rarity of this issue was noticeably diminished when that treasure was discovered and dispersed, it is still quite rare in top grades. About a dozen Mint State coins were found in the S.S. Republic treasure.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1862 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1800 1875 1925 2200 2550 3350 3800 4900 7000 16000 17500 33000 67500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 35000 72500 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1103
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/24/2004 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 6377 $1,725.00
9/23/2007 NGC MS 60   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3420 $8,337.50
8/28/2011 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/28/2011, 133/Lot# 15647 $2,475.00
3/11/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 3421, 3421/Lot# 2724 $1,900.00
2/3/2014 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4831 $1,997.50
4/28/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20658 $2,320.63
6/8/2014 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 807, 816/Lot# 7269 $9,175.00
7/7/2016 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1237/Lot# 4603 $1,938.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base208724642525258527542985323835643783436151586616743191221065315383236363673957717915549411496726
22132484254526412831306933473637397646275644688879959632122301813428004437326899692407949850
0000003347363739764627564468887995963212230181342800443732689969240700
00000034553710416848926130715985581014313806208853237150724802759326100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5158
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5158
Owner: Shell2day
 
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