Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 207,600
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: $1279.04 (8/27/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 $20 MS obverse 1879 $20 MS reverse


  
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1879 $20 MS
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1879 $20 MS Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 613
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Service
Grade
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5/31/2004 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2652 $1,150.00
11/23/2005 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2122, 2122/Lot# 2477 $560.00
11/13/2006 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 113, 118/Lot# 1804 $1,035.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4751 $2,820.00
4/28/2013 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 106427 $3,972.10
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1038 $2,457.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 7163 $4,406.25
6/30/2014 PCGS MS 60   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20634 $2,878.75
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 60   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20726 $3,231.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $20 MS
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Base219722192226223322502360242224862551261826852754328134064793657692381380920927321194987751513
220422212228223922872381244325082573264027082930332338685387746310762161822465838038504220
00000024432508257326402708293033233868538774631076216182246583803800
00000024652529259626632731310533644331598283511228518554283884395800
1879 $20 MS Prooflike
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Base2171223122912352241424782542260826752744281428853431356049907735120461906030441490127948781793
219122512311237224352499256426302698276728373067347440365905917214384228533663159170802550
00000025642630269827672837306734744036590591721438422853366315917000
000000258626522721279028613249351745136820106091672226647428216932800
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3281
Owner: Jesse T Brown
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2708
Owner: Grandman
 
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