Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,261,326
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1185.96 (5/25/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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Description & Analysis

In circulated grades, the 1853 is similar in rarity to the higher mintage 1851 and 1852 Double Eagles. However, in Mint State, the 1853 is decidedly rarer. There are about two dozen known in the various grades of Uncirculated. The typical example grades MS60-61 and is characterized by bright but extensively bagmarked surfaces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/9/2015

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1853 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1800 1875 1925 2100 2400 3050 3350 3800 5650 12650 19850 37400 - 200000 - - - - -
$ - - 3650 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1525
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
12/12/2005 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas Signature Auction #398, 398/Lot# 1596 $1,150.00
8/7/2006 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 99, 104/Lot# 1241 $977.50
9/17/2006 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2260, 2260/Lot# 2181 $2,072.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4758 $1,620.00
12/2/2010 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4604 $3,450.00
12/16/2011 PCGS XF 40   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19430/Lot# 1073 $2,106.00
9/16/2012 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 40706 $2,062.50
6/4/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9842 $1,762.50
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12006 $9,400.00
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 10050 $15,275.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18862335238524172495279428852960332435453902438951586531842811863150692233334060525828209184453
2036235223962443259528242910308133983664406446455616716395731293217490262424023462418828780
000000291030813398366440644645561671639573129321749026242402346241800
0000002935320334713783422749026073779610718140001991230151464087225500
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 5208
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3902
Owner: davidmckay
 
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