Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 837,500
Catalog: KM-74.2
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1279.04 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/11/2016

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1868 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1482
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Date
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Grade
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Price
4/8/1994 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1994 Indianapolis Bullet Sale #117, 117/Lot# 1194 $1,210.00
1/31/2001 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1402, 1402/Lot# 1823 $659.38
5/27/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1710 $4,320.00
5/29/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 252, 258/Lot# 6196 $1,265.00
7/30/2008 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 3307 $1,955.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9744 $1,955.00
11/25/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 58449 $2,426.60
9/9/2016 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(4), 1244/Lot# 14316 $2,173.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179922332250233524952614269927812936352548056437770492341251920231329205389788721912229377596381
194422392278238825352642272628333132395253496859821410329150902446139912655058955592073946440
00000027262833313239525349685982141032915090244613991265505895559207300
00000027542884332943785893728287241142417660286904690577113903889292400
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3525
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 2936
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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