Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,739,000
Catalog: KM-74.3
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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1878 S $20 MS obverse 1878 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1878 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1535 1545 1600 1700 1750 1775 1800 1900 2150 2550 6400 28000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 3750 8000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1588
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


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10/5/2016 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8461


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1/19/1998 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1016, 1016/Lot# 1930 $474.75
5/25/2002 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22125, 22125/Lot# 19718 $833.75
9/15/2003 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1251 $460.00
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/29/2012, 5/Lot# 33653 $1,815.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 53   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1029 $1,638.00
2/9/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 885 $5,460.00
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21167 $1,762.50


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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