Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 928,000
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: $1276.13 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/11/2016

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1871 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1575 1600 1650 1800 1850 2000 2200 2450 3100 5800 8600 13750 28500 61000 - - - - - -
$ - - - 2700 - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1793
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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10/5/2016 XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8428
10/5/2016 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8429


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
1/5/1994 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1994 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #115, 115/Lot# 845 $660.00
3/21/1998 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1998 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #184, 184/Lot# 6576 $1,840.00
2/24/2003 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2152 $2,242.50
7/9/2009 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 2026 $1,380.00
2/14/2010 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2811, 2811/Lot# 2703 $1,840.00
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
8/11/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(7), 1158/Lot# 11917 $1,840.00
4/14/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 105747 $1,651.65
12/29/2013 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 311 $1,700.00


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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