Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 543,625
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1214.89 (7/24/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 $20 MS obverse 1878 $20 MS reverse


  
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1878 $20 MS
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Base $ 1525 1550 1575 1700 1800 1825 1850 1875 1950 2100 2450 4000 13250 36000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 2600 4900 17500 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1619
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
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1/14/2001 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1395, 1395/Lot# 1395 $1,028.63
10/13/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 5146 $1,955.00
12/1/2011 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 641, 648/Lot# 5456 $2,093.00
2/3/2013 NGC MS 60   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1837 $2,012.50
8/4/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/04/2013, 86/Lot# 106899 $1,576.30
7/17/2015 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 6128 $3,290.00
10/31/2016 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1241/Lot# 8314 $1,821.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 $20 MS
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Base219722192226223322502268228523622368240124642585272734866437838395171022410800137602003920875
22042221222822392256227423112364237924222504263229804470708687619753104161178715853203180
0000002311236423792422250426322980447070868761975310416117871585300
0000002336236623902443254526803233545377349139998810608127731794600
1878 $20 MS Prooflike
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Base230823312338234523522360237123742381246425852699283436396616872795201045814522220913402435258
23162333234023472355236423722376240925042623274431024631732089919833118131704526069344350
0000002372237624092504262327443102463173208991983311813170452606900
00000023732379243625452661278933715624802392561014513167195683004600
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6437
Owner: H.I.M.
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3486
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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