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: $1446.77 (8/22/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 S $20 MS obverse 1879 S $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/22/2019

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1879 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1530 1530 1530 1600 1630 1650 1800 1830 1930 2700 3750 14600 39500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 4500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1395
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 62

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1879 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----101936364918362911825054--------1384
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------------1---------1
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Total----101936364918362911825154--------1385
 ----1 %1 %3 %3 %4 %13 %45 %9 %18 %4 %-------- 
1879 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------3422--------11
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Total----------3422--------11
 ----------27 %36 %18 %18 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/16/1998 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1024, 1024/Lot# 2005 $606.63
5/25/2002 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22071, 22071/Lot# 11601 $414.00
2/9/2006 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 February Long Beach Signature Auction #400, 400/Lot# 3304 $3,622.50
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3443 $747.50
12/4/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 306, 312/Lot# 6166 $1,177.60
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 6210 $3,450.00
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
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12066 $14,100.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $20 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24032466253125972664273328032873294530203094317033864472702311590192123197853415895029202094589
2424248725532619268727562826289729703044311932423748532285451413023467391236544490341928760
000000282628972970304431193242374853228545141302346739123654449034100
0000002849292129953069314433144110617210067166712772246269774739118000
1879 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2289235024122476254026062674274328122884295630303817650990849632121721870229069456674720048771
2309237124332497256226292697276628362908298132924714736792671047914349221583460246178477240
000000269727662836290829813292471473679267104791434922158346024617800
000000272027892860293230053555561282269449113251652525613401344668900
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 772
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 504
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 462
US Type Set, 1792-1964 335
Gold Type Set 1834-1933 273
Nickel Five Cents Type Set 203
Liberty Head Double Eagles, Type 3, 1877-1907, Mint State and Proof 180
Liberty Head Double Eagles, 1850-1907, Mint State and Proof 137
Gold Type Set 1795-1933 135
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 101
Shield Nickels 1866-1883, Circulation Issue 92
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 65
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 64
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 63
Liberty Head Double Eagles, 1850-1907, One-Per-Date 61
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 61
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 45
Liberty Head Double Eagles, 1850-1907, Circulation Issues 40
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 34
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 30
19th Century Gold Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 28
1879 Mint Set 24
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 22
Gold Type Set, 1795-1933, Circulated Coins Only 19
Gold Type Set, 1834-1933, Circulated Coins Only 19
San Francisco $20, Circulation Issue 14
San Francisco Gold, Complete Circulation Issue 13
Shield Nickels 1866-1883, Circulated Coins Only 10
Liberty Head Double Eagles, Type 3, 1877-1907, Circulation Issues 10
Liberty Head Double Eagles, 1850-1907, Circulated Coins Only 6
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 4714
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2956
Owner: 2011CoinGuy
 
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