Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,223,800
Catalog: KM-74.3
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1200.18 (2/14/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 S $20 MS obverse 1879 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1879 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1675 1700 1725 1750 1775 1850 4750 16000 38500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 23000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1317
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 62


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Service
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Price
1/25/2004 NGC XF 45   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3411 $449.00
1/28/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 216, 222/Lot# 1076 $1,437.50
10/23/2008 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 8684 $1,495.00
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2760 $32,200.00
7/4/2011 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3095, 3095/Lot# 1948 $1,725.00
3/25/2012 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/25/2012, 15/Lot# 43130 $1,705.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 50   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1042 $1,755.00
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5366 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2289235024122476254026062674274328122884295630303817650990849632121721870229069456674720048771
2309237124332497256226292697276628362908298132924714736792671047914349221583460246178477240
000000269727662836290829813292471473679267104791434922158346024617800
000000272027892860293230053555561282269449113251652525613401344668900
1879 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24032466253125972664273328032873294530203094317033864472702311590192123197853415895029202094589
2424248725532619268727562826289729703044311932423748532285451413023467391236544490341928760
000000282628972970304431193242374853228545141302346739123654449034100
0000002849292129953069314433144110617210067166712772246269774739118000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3817
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 3030
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