Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 226,161
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1216.82 (2/27/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 $20 MS obverse 1888 $20 MS reverse


  
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1888 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1525 1700 1775 1800 1825 1925 1950 2150 3650 15750 21000 37500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4600 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1106
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/12/1993 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1993 Early Spring ANA Bullet Sale #101, 101/Lot# 1128 $572.00
1/3/2001 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1392, 1392/Lot# 1680 $448.38
9/17/2003 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 8362 $575.00
12/4/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 116, 121/Lot# 2378 $678.50
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1629 $2,817.50
9/9/2009 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 1852 $3,737.50
5/30/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4424 $2,937.50
12/16/2012 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/16/2012, 53/Lot# 87657 $2,860.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21972219222622332250225422642268227822852319243325553427583668208644949714076211623224349732
22042221222822392251225722652271228022962357247428464230616474288928110231643824856380730
0000002265227122802296235724742846423061647428892811023164382485600
0000002267227522832308239525143136503364928036921312550188002854900
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2555
Owner: Jesse T Brown
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2555
Owner: St. John
 
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