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: $1225.15 (5/29/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 S $20 MS obverse 1878 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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

Total Graded: 1604
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
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6/11/2017 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1256/Lot# 3920
6/11/2017 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1256/Lot# 3922


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/17/2005 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2080, 2080/Lot# 2208 $504.00
5/27/2007 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1736 $4,140.00
5/28/2007 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2373, 2373/Lot# 1939 $1,036.00
10/25/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29111, 29111/Lot# 20592 $1,725.00
1/31/2010 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210022, 210022/Lot# 22278 $1,207.50
8/12/2012 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/12/2012, 35/Lot# 49046 $2,420.00
6/3/2013 PCGS VF 35   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1035 $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


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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