Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,510
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1466.34 (8/18/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1870 $20 MS obverse 1870 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1870 Liberty Head double eagle was produced in adequate quantities, but the issue is seldom encountered today, especially in Mint State grades. Collecting large denomination gold coins did not become popular until the 1930s, and the few collectors who did pursue double eagle collections usually opted for proof specimens to represent the date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/28/2019

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1870 $20 MS
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Base $ - - 1700 2150 2375 3600 5100 6600 8500 18750 20500 30000 60000 - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 273
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1870 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----2643203557685181431------272
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Total----2643203557695181431------273
 ----1 %2 %16 %7 %13 %21 %25 %2 %7 %5 %1 %0 %------ 
1870 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1---------1
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Total------------1---------1
 ------------100 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
3/4/1996 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0820, 820/Lot# 864 $580.25
6/14/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9746 $1,610.00
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 118833 $5,638.60
6/29/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 810, 819/Lot# 237 $2,600.00
8/5/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 4135 $3,818.75
6/1/2016 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2016 CC Online, 6143/Lot# 10351 $1,645.00
9/7/2016 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8776 $2,820.00
2/22/2018 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1272/Lot# 4356 $7,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base170718862335255526712807298534063984459150496545759787681115317329272134315169027111297114254117268
1767203624082594271628663125359941864744554868967987956313212206243252651776831171122831152590
00000031253599418647445548689679879563132122062432526517768311711228300
000000326637914389489660467246837810358152702391837838604029720711326800
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