Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,325
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: $1279.62 (8/25/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 O $20 MS obverse 1879 O $20 MS reverse


  
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1879 O $20 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 82
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/2/1997 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 7842 $52,900.00
1/28/2004 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 7402 $31,050.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4786 $71,875.00
1/5/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5267 $41,687.50
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


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 O $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base389542744694600774319485958899181045811047123781376214347162511645417454206202801038747545587814280419
402144145132648281169519969810098106541149112839139571498216319167871850923083315894401762419789010
00000096981009810654114911283913957149821631916787185092308331589440176241900
00000098081027810851119341330114152156161638617121195652554735168492887028100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 12378
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 9588
Owner: swiss
 
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