Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 928,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1250.69 (9/21/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1871 S $20 MS obverse 1871 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With an estimated 80 to 100 pieces known in Uncirculated, the 1871-S is one of the most available mintmarked Type Two Double Eagles struck prior to 1873. Most of the Uncirculated examples have similar characteristics, that is, they are noticeably abraded and with average striking quality.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1871 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1550 1675 1900 2075 2175 2275 2400 2750 4900 7650 13500 29000 57500 - - - - - -
$ - - - 2500 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1867
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
12/3/1993 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Dallas Bullet #111, 111/Lot# 695 $550.00
2/4/2007 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2322, 2322/Lot# 2135 $756.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2525 $10,350.00
5/30/2010 PCGS AU 55   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2284 $3,510.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9751 $1,552.50
12/9/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 51158 $1,980.00
6/4/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9870 $1,645.00
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 95   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 812, 821/Lot# 365 $1,350.00
4/22/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6426 $2,467.50
6/4/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5415 $1,997.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179922332250226823352368240726002727303332384202497060077960100741209117979271134142664062100169
1944223922562290234623812471264228293101355944585316665886651074614054210243188448971760980
000000247126422829310135594458531666588665107461405421024318844897100
000000253626852931317038814714566173099369114191601624068366555651700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3238
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3238
Owner: Grandman
 
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