Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 141,000
Catalog: KM-74.1
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1198.93 (2/12/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 O $20 MS obverse 1850 O $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1850-O, with a mintage of 141,000 pieces, was the first double eagle struck at the New Orleans Mint. This, and its status as the first-year regular-issue twenty dollar gold piece, places it in strong demand. Most examples are in the VF-XF grade range, where a little more than 200 pieces have been certified by NGC and PCGS. An additional 150 or so coins have been certified in the various AU grade levels. Mint State 1850-Os are downright rare, as the population reports indicate.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/5/2015

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1850 O $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1900 2200 2850 4600 7700 17250 21750 32500 47000 145000 - - - - - - - - -
$ 9250 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 327
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 NGC XF 40   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2470 $2,645.00
5/1/2005 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2033, 2033/Lot# 1852 $4,290.00
11/21/2005 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #63, 68/Lot# 1119 $2,817.50
10/24/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Signature Coin Auction #428, 428/Lot# 3151 $14,950.00
3/8/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1168/Lot# 4179 $10,925.00
2/22/2013 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4304 $4,993.75
6/9/2013 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 120595 $3,666.63
7/11/2013 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3403 $64,625.00
6/27/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2594 $11,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base200924012585286035254539509363246951820098861078813606162511809628598456097333775510777318000082317
214024622677308238634724550365337367876210187117271448816866215973426854852740617625078487807720
00000055036533736787621018711727144881686621597342685485274061762507848700
00000059146742778493241048712667153691748125097399396409474786769917924400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 9886
Owner: Northwest Collection
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 6951
Owner: Gazooty
 
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