Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 970,500
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1136.33 (2/6/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 S $20 MS obverse 1857 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1857 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1800 1875 1925 2050 2400 3250 3600 4250 4950 6000 7300 9150 11300 16250 34500 140000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 12500 20000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1465
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
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2/7/2016 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1232/Lot# 4359
2/7/2016 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1232/Lot# 4358


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/22/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 2209 $1,495.00
10/23/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 2328 $8,050.00
6/20/2010 NGC VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2874, 2874/Lot# 2763 $1,840.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2219 $13,800.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1116 $37,440.00
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 163171 $9,130.00
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21468 $14,981.25
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7419 $7,637.50
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7418 $7,637.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18862335238524172495261428603080323835453800403241414499510455346286872713606149681711423834
20362352239624432535269629333133334036303877406842604701524757857100103531406015683193540
0000002933313333403630387740684260470152475785710010353140601568300
0000003007318534433715395541054380490253916035791311980145141639900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4565
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3800
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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