Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 207,600
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1495.52 (8/25/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 $20 MS obverse 1879 $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/22/2019

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1879 $20 MS
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Base $ 1540 1570 1600 1620 1800 1830 1850 2000 2300 2650 3850 7750 18250 27500 62500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 4300 8250 - 33500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 619
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1879 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----121312226821910013033541-----610
----------1---1-------2
---------------1------1
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Total----121312226822010013033651-----613
 ----0 %0 %2 %2 %4 %11 %36 %16 %21 %5 %1 %1 %0 %----- 
1879 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2-411-------8
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Total----------2-411-------8
 ----------25 %-50 %13 %13 %------- 
1879 $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1---------1
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Total------------1---------1
 ------------100 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/15/2004 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1936, 1936/Lot# 1911 $1,595.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1738 $14,375.00
2/3/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4641 $2,645.00
2/13/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211024/Lot# 26269 $2,530.00
6/1/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4984 $2,530.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1038 $2,457.00
12/29/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 312 $1,450.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 60   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20726 $3,231.25
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 222740 $3,635.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2171223122912352241424782542260826752744281428853431356049907735120461906030441490127948781793
219122512311237224352499256426302698276728373067347440365905917214384228533663159170802550
00000025642630269827672837306734744036590591721438422853366315917000
000000258626522721279028613249351745136820106091672226647428216932800
1879 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722192226223322502360242224862551261826852754328134064793657692381380920927321194987751513
220422212228223922872381244325082573264027082930332338685387746310762161822465838038504220
00000024432508257326402708293033233868538774631076216182246583803800
00000024652529259626632731310533644331598283511228518554283884395800
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3281
Owner: Jesse T Brown
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2708
Owner: Grandman
 
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