1870-S SAN FRANCISCO GOLD $20 LIBERTY
NDC MS61The 1870-Smintage was 982,000. A large portion of these coins went into circulation andwere widely used throughout the West Coast in the 1870s, as many worn examplessuggest today. Many 1870-S issues were also either destroyed or exportedoverseas. Surviving coins are usually in lower circulated grades with themajority being in AU condition. This issue is moderately scarce lower grades,and well-struck pieces with few bag marks command high premiums. The finestknown is graded at only Mint State 63 condition.
This San Francisco minted$20 gold piece is tied to historical highlights in American history. The year1870 is reminiscent to such historic events as the 15th Amendment for equalvoting rights, Rockefeller starting Standard Oil, and the building of theBrooklyn Bridge and the New York Subway. Holding a rare coin is like holdinghistory in your hands.