Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 837,500
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1714.41 (7/15/2020)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 S $20 MS obverse 1868 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1868-S double eagle, with a mintage of 837,500 pieces, is a common issue in circulated grades, particularly in the Very Fine to About Uncirculated range. In Mint State, Douglas Winter and Michael Fuljenz, in their Type Two Double Eagles treatise, say the issue is 'very rare.'

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Last Updated: 4/17/2020

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1868 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1725 1725 1750 1900 2050 2050 2250 3250 4850 10000 13000 31500 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1762
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1868 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---2139232723637838528816195-1------1762
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--------11---1--------3
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Total---2139232723637938628816196-1------1765
 ---0%1%5%19%13%21%22%16%1%1%0%-0%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179922332250233524952614269927812936352548056437770492341251920231329205389788721912229377596381
194422392278238825352642272628333132395253496859821410329150902446139912655058955592073946440
00000027262833313239525349685982141032915090244613991265505895559207300
00000027542884332943785893728287241142417660286904690577113903889292400
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3525
Owner: Flinders Petrie
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3525
Owner: Grandman
 
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