Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,189,750
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: $1197.09 (2/12/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 S $20 MS obverse 1856 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1856 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1228
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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8/12/2001 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1470, 1470/Lot# 1004 $1,055.00
5/25/2002 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22112, 22112/Lot# 14387 $862.50
10/3/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #56, 61/Lot# 1100 $2,070.00
3/21/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26034, 26034/Lot# 11269 $1,897.50
5/25/2008 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4759 $5,750.00
12/2/2010 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4609 $4,168.75
1/27/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 96491 $1,761.10
2/6/2015 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3520, 6089/Lot# 22205 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base192823682417244825552671286029853303373041414512482957476753759789291091914655207732994243852
20752384242724842594273429023091344538674265461851356082703480419592121641669423829345790
0000002902309134453867426546185135608270348041959212164166942382900
00000029433197358840044388472354416418731684851025613410187342688600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 5747
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4141
Owner: Fog City
 
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