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: $1136.33 (2/7/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 S $20 MS obverse 1859 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Last Updated: 11/9/2015

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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: 848
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
2/7/2016 XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1232/Lot# 4361
2/7/2016 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1232/Lot# 4363
2/7/2016 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1232/Lot# 4362


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
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7/17/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0859, 859/Lot# 1897 $501.13
3/20/2003 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 6420 $977.50
6/17/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3840 $4,427.50
1/30/2011 NGC AU 50   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2220 $2,645.00
8/11/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5796 $1,955.00
2/12/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 36005 $2,915.00
10/18/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 6175 $2,585.00
2/3/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4823 $2,585.00


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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