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: $1195.83 (2/21/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 S $20 MS obverse 1878 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1878 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1500 1525 1550 1600 1725 1750 1825 1875 1950 2100 2275 6500 24000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1609
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/21/2006 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2206, 2206/Lot# 2215 $1,344.00
8/19/2007 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67084, 67084/Lot# 23803 $747.50
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2384 $1,380.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6692 $2,185.00
9/6/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1174/Lot# 9733 $1,762.50
6/3/2013 PCGS VF 35   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1035 $1,755.00
2/9/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 885 $5,460.00
4/13/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 175410 $1,650.00
2/13/2015 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3521, 6090/Lot# 20442 $1,468.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922262233225022682278228523022319233525552781440377568688119361857229204463637424676439
220422212228223922562271228022912308232424082630332255218067977114148221163492455657749770
00000022802291230823242408263033225521806797711414822116349245565700
000000228322962313233024822706386266388377108531636025660406436495200
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3322
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2781
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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