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: $1452.20 (8/19/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 $20 MS obverse 1888 $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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1888 $20 MS
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Base $ 1430 1430 1430 1570 1570 1760 1790 1810 1900 1950 2125 3175 15750 21000 37500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4600 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1134
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1888 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------411029260192444180734-----1134
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Total------411029260192444181734-----1135
 ------0 %0 %1 %3 %23 %17 %39 %16 %1 %0 %0 %----- 

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8/18/2019 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2019 August 14 - 18 ANA World's Fair of Money US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1298/Lot# 7754


Auction Prices Realized

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6/9/2002 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #293, 293/Lot# 1796 $517.50
5/26/2004 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1888, 1888/Lot# 1955 $605.00
5/15/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 227 $8,625.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4798 $1,782.50
9/7/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1159/Lot# 8925 $2,070.00
3/24/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 87656 $2,090.00
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 813, 822/Lot# 899 $3,850.00
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12079 $2,232.50


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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