Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 727,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1455.16 (8/20/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1881 S $20 MS obverse 1881 S $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1881 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1430 1430 1430 1800 1800 1810 2050 2125 2175 2200 3100 6750 23500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 9200 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 810
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 63

The chart showing 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: 8/20/2019 1881 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----771512266724490230999-------806
-------------1--------1
-------------2--------2
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Total----7715122667244902301029-------809
 ----1 %1 %2 %1 %3 %8 %30 %11 %28 %13 %1 %------- 
1881 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------4---------4
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Total------------4---------4
 ------------100 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/11/1997 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1997 F.U.N. Signature Sale #165, 165/Lot# 6843 $632.50
4/4/2004 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1865, 1865/Lot# 1672 $522.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1526 $1,627.25
8/24/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68085, 68085/Lot# 65422 $1,955.00
2/1/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1623 $1,955.00
1/27/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 96492 $1,768.80
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1049 $1,755.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5368 $2,291.25
10/29/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1225/Lot# 7991 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 $20 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base230823312338234523522360237123742381239224102417243426175582740111106168902600840508637561
231623332340234723552364237223762385239824122423249536056188863613034199293084148257637560
00000023722376238523982412242324953605618886361303419929308414825700
00000023732379238824042415242825564594679598711496222969356755600700
1881 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922262233225022682285230223192368243324952807431972588199107481640125334395726244464374
220422212228223922562274229123082335239024542599331152997572904912632193793008047196630870
00000022912308233523902454259933115299757290491263219379300804719600
00000022962313235224112474270338156278788598981451722356348265482000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 5299
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2807
Owner: BRS Numismatics
 
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