Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,010,300
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1698.81 (9/18/2021)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1899 S $20 MS obverse 1899 S $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 9/18/2021

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1899 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1825 1825 1825 1845 1855 1870 1870 1870 1900 1950 2100 2175 4150 4750 25000 42500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2200 4250 5750 - - - -
1899 S $20 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3500 4500 6500 - - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9985
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/14/2021 1899 S $20 MS
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Base----1163126549866032031833680151834411--2--9944
------------6232------13
-------------5518------28
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Total----1163126549866032031893687152636411--2--9985
 ----0%0%0%0%1%1%7%3%32%37%15%4%0%--0%-- 
1899 S $20 MS PL
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Base---------23291573------41
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Total---------23291573------41
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1899 S $20 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2559255925592559257225782582258525852585260126332740323836394290770493619928105201135912247
25592559255925632574257925832585258525902612266929063372385654288256955010125108001165512859
000000258325852585259026122669290633723856542882569550101251080000
000000258425852585259626222704307235054073656688099739103231107900
1899 S $20 MS
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Base2439243924392439245124582461246424642464248025102614264334473648743190469599101761099511862
2439243924392443245324592462246424642469249025452624291135144909796992309791104491128412455
00000024622464246424692490254526242911351449097969923097911044900
00000024632464246424752500257926333179358161708508941599841072200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3447
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3447
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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