Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,223,800
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: $1295.68 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 S $20 MS obverse 1879 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1879 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1525 1535 1545 1600 1700 1725 1750 1775 1850 2500 4750 16000 38500 - - - - - - -
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1879 S $20 MS Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1331
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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12/28/1999 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20011, 20011/Lot# 1322 $410.00
6/27/2004 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1901, 1901/Lot# 2012 $577.50
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 4512 $2,875.00
3/19/2007 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 March Dallas, TX Final Session #433, 433/Lot# 9210 $1,092.50
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
3/25/2012 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/25/2012, 15/Lot# 43130 $1,705.00
6/3/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1039 $1,579.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3533 $14,722.75
9/15/2013 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 769, 778/Lot# 238 $1,450.00


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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