Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 636,445
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: $1236.47 (5/6/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 S $20 MS obverse 1859 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1859 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1850 1925 2100 2450 3100 3800 4200 5000 7350 24500 39000 71000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 8850 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 849
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
4/18/2006 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26044, 26044/Lot# 11400 $1,380.00
12/31/2006 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2306, 2306/Lot# 2002 $1,792.00
9/19/2010 NGC AU 50   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3102 $2,185.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9732 $3,737.50
2/12/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 36005 $2,915.00
3/20/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30422 $4,846.88
3/28/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6307 $6,462.50
10/29/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1225/Lot# 3610 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base192823682417244825852781288532603545388544995922731787681084115570245873918462967101940104711107537
2075238424272494265028163010335536584090497363877801945912417185762945347112759581028641056530
00000030103355365840904973638778019459124171857629453471127595810286400
000000313534503772429454486852828410150139942158134318550398894910378700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: Grandman
 
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