Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 683,500
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1443.03 (10/19/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 S $20 MS obverse 1885 S $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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1885 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1530 1530 1530 1530 1550 1560 1600 1650 1730 1900 2000 2100 3750 10750 50000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2600 6500 13000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2381
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64

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, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1885 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1375194824020091176816113------2376
------------233-------8
-------------63-------9
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Total----1375194824020091377716713------2393
 ----0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %2 %10 %8 %38 %32 %7 %1 %------ 
1885 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------41--------5
-------------1--------1
-----------------------
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Total------------42--------6
 ------------67 %33 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/4/1994 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 1129 $462.00
5/14/2006 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2203, 2203/Lot# 2256 $1,120.00
9/17/2008 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 4248 $4,312.50
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2405 $2,242.50
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1333 $4,504.00
9/30/2012 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/30/2012, 42/Lot# 72852 $1,984.28
8/17/2014 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 817, 826/Lot# 1322 $1,600.00
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21175 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $20 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base230823312338234523642367237823812392239924342451261727544055672099181042716949232523543854687
231623332340235123652371237923852394241124402506266331884943778610088126011905027314418540
00000023792385239424112440250626633188494377861008812601190502731400
00000023802388239724222445256227083621583288521025714775211513137600
1885 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722192226223322502254226422682278228523192335249527543885647395881008315001226323459353516
22042221222822392251225722652271228022962324238825813131474875119753117221754526619409010
0000002265227122802296232423882581313147487511975311722175452661900
0000002267227522832308233024422668350856108550991813362200883060600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2754
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2754
Owner: Grandman
 
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