Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,739,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1443.03 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 S $20 MS obverse 1878 S $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/22/2019

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1878 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1500 1530 1550 1570 1570 1740 1800 1850 1930 2100 2275 6500 24000 42500 - - - - - -
$ - - - 1900 2000 - - 8050 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1734
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VG series, F series, 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: 10/8/2019 1878 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1-212735315310747629056911371------1731
------------1---------1
---------11--6--------8
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Total--1-212735315310847729057011971------1740
 --0 %-1 %2 %2 %2 %3 %6 %27 %17 %33 %7 %0 %0 %------ 
1878 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1--2---------3
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Total---------1--2---------3
 ---------33 %--67 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/9/2004 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1894, 1894/Lot# 1897 $632.50
5/27/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1737 $750.00
1/27/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #29021, 29021/Lot# 21427 $1,265.00
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/29/2012, 5/Lot# 33653 $1,815.00
6/3/2013 PCGS XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1028 $1,755.00
4/1/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8112 $1,351.25
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 811, 820/Lot# 785 $1,400.00
10/3/2016 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8461 $1,410.00
10/31/2016 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1241/Lot# 5574 $4,230.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 $20 MS S
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Base2197221922262233225022682278228523022319233525552781440377568688119361857229204463637424676439
220422212228223922562271228022912308232424082630332255218067977114148221163492455657749770
00000022802291230823242408263033225521806797711414822116349245565700
000000228322962313233024822706386266388377108531636025660406436495200
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3322
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2781
Owner: edinparkmo
 
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