Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,430
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: $1198.93 (2/12/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1892 $20 MS obverse 1892 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1892 is a well-known and highly respected issue in the Type Three series. Only 4,523 business strikes were produced, with another 93 proofs struck. The rarity and value of this issue are such that the mintmark has been removed from 1892-S coins in the past. It is reliably estimated that some 130-140 coins survive today in all grades. Most survivors are in XF-AU and Mint State coins are quite rare, especially above MS62. The 1892 is generally seen with numerous and heavy abrasions.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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1892 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - 3000 6100 9800 11000 12750 16500 27500 42500 52500 60000 - 85000 150000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 47500 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 117
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 68


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1/16/2000 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1259, 1259/Lot# 1645 $8,018.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3453 $9,200.00
6/26/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 2346 $9,200.00
1/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5092 $4,657.50
3/31/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/31/2013, 68/Lot# 105027 $10,010.00
3/27/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4115 $15,275.00
8/5/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 4218 $11,787.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1057214128153194421755155836640070777808842891229821105711257112990164981615118759263193756854512
1418236629413535465056226024662673218015865993551007111238127111415916498170202127930069432160
000000602466267321801586599355100711123812711141591649817020212793006900
000000621268517564822188919588103211190412850153291649817890237993381800
1892 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1121123813641499164419852271251929023124342236013984488860647276103991403719299270133846955699
116012801409154717572080235326462976322334813728428552806468831711611157912187030831442120
00000023532646297632233481372842855280646883171161115791218703083100
00000024362774305033223541385645865672687293581282417545244413465000
1892 $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base71780289399110981105203126313026325535623747414150716278752199861306617419236583272446072
745832925102611001413223127623102335736233878445154736692834211012145171949826680371730
00000022312762310233573623387844515473669283421101214517194982668000
00000024312894317834593685400947615875710691641203915968215782970200
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Grade: AU 58 PL
Points: 8727
Owner: Grandman
 
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