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: $1265.88 (9/25/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 S $20 MS obverse 1885 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1885 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1525 1675 1775 1800 1850 1875 1950 2025 2450 4350 12000 50000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 7250 13000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2276
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/26/2003 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 10681 $632.50
11/9/2003 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1803, 1803/Lot# 1510 $550.00
1/30/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2252 $1,495.00
1/6/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/06/2013, 56/Lot# 90959 $4,708.11
4/7/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131316/Lot# 24377 $1,852.98
4/27/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2378 $2,600.00
  NGC MS 61   Bonhams $1,989.00
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21175 $2,585.00
2/4/2016 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1232/Lot# 7812 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

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