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: $1212.18 (5/24/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1868 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1575 1675 1900 2075 2200 2400 3250 5250 13000 17750 45000 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1457
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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6/11/2017 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4999


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5/25/2002 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22072, 22072/Lot# 13638 $862.50
8/22/2005 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2082, 2082/Lot# 1992 $1,176.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4769 $2,127.50
5/29/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 252, 258/Lot# 6196 $1,265.00
7/9/2009 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 2017 $1,955.00
11/25/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 58449 $2,426.60
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 20131 $23,500.00


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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