Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,223,800
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1216.82 (2/25/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 S $20 MS obverse 1879 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1879 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1575 1650 1725 1775 1875 1950 2700 3900 13500 38500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 4500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1338
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 62


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6/24/2008 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28071, 28071/Lot# 21916 $1,035.00
1/31/2010 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2386 $1,178.75
1/5/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 7324 $4,600.00
3/25/2012 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/25/2012, 15/Lot# 43130 $1,705.00
10/24/2012 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3370, 3370/Lot# 1904 $1,900.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1041 $1,755.00
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5366 $1,762.50
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 811, 820/Lot# 786 $1,750.00
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(6), 1231/Lot# 6687 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2289235024122476254026062674274328122884295630303817650990849632121721870229069456674720048771
2309237124332497256226292697276628362908298132924714736792671047914349221583460246178477240
000000269727662836290829813292471473679267104791434922158346024617800
000000272027892860293230053555561282269449113251652525613401344668900
1879 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24032466253125972664273328032873294530203094317033864472702311590192123197853415895029202094589
2424248725532619268727562826289729703044311932423748532285451413023467391236544490341928760
000000282628972970304431193242374853228545141302346739123654449034100
0000002849292129953069314433144110617210067166712772246269774739118000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3817
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2956
Owner: 2011CoinGuy
 
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