Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 727,000
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: $1212.47 (2/11/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 S $20 MS obverse 1881 S $20 MS reverse


  
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1881 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1675 1700 1750 1775 1850 1950 2600 6250 23500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - 3000 9150 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 752
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 63


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/13/2001 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1436, 1436/Lot# 1013 $553.88
1/9/2002 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2002 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #280, 280/Lot# 4087 $1,092.50
2/23/2005 NGC MS 61   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 9166 $2,760.00
4/24/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 84, 89/Lot# 1133 $1,265.00
2/1/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1623 $1,955.00
4/27/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1154/Lot# 12242 $2,185.00
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105169 $1,772.10
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1048 $1,755.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5367 $2,408.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922262233225022682285230223192368243324952807431972588199107481640125334395726244464374
220422212228223922562274229123082335239024542599331152997572904912632193793008047196630870
00000022912308233523902454259933115299757290491263219379300804719600
00000022962313235224112474270338156278788598981451722356348265482000
1881 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base230823312338234523522360237123742381239224102417243426175582740111106168902600840508637561
231623332340234723552364237223762385239824122423249536056188863613034199293084148257637560
00000023722376238523982412242324953605618886361303419929308414825700
00000023732379238824042415242825564594679598711496222969356755600700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 5299
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 2302
Owner: swiss
 
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