Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,325
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1419.57 (12/13/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 O $20 MS obverse 1879 O $20 MS reverse
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/29/2019

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1879 O $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - 16750 35500 64500 75000 80000 85000 102500 150000 195000 250000 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 86
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1879 O $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1414168714126211-------86
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Total---1414168714136211-------87
 ---1 %5 %16 %18 %9 %8 %16 %15 %7 %2 %1 %1 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/12/2005 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 8840 $36,800.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4786 $71,875.00
10/18/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 6246 $52,875.00
4/24/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4581 $44,062.50
1/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5547 $88,125.00
8/5/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1208/Lot# 5725 $35,250.00
9/7/2016 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1239/Lot# 5777 $34,075.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 O $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base389542744694600774319485958899181045811047123781376214347162511645417454206202801038747545587814280419
402144145132648281169519969810098106541149112839139571498216319167871850923083315894401762419789010
00000096981009810654114911283913957149821631916787185092308331589440176241900
00000098081027810851119341330114152156161638617121195652554735168492887028100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 12378
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 9588
Owner: Grandman
 
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