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ddhikers
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1878 $20 gold piece ( 13:39:30 WedDec 23 2009 )

Does anyone have an idea of what an 1878 $20 gold piece in very good or better condition might be worth??

  
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Re: 1878 $20 gold piece ( 15:20:03 WedDec 23 2009 )

Without inspecting , its hard to narrow it much .
But a quick check , $1,500 - $2,500 .
Just wondering , is it a find [ metal detecting ] ?

  
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Re: 1878 $20 gold piece ( 15:22:49 WedDec 23 2009 )

$1400 and up, but this is just an educated guess without seeing the actual coin, the coin would have more value if it is "graded" by a coin grading service, PCGS is the most respected company out there, but NGC is also highly respected, here is a link to ungraded $20 gold coin values....

http://www.numismedia.com/fmv/prices/20gld/pricesgd.shtml

Here is a link to PCGS graded $20 gold coin values...

http://www.pcgs.com/prices/PriceGuideDetail.aspx?MS=1&PR=1&SP=1&c=66&title=Liberty+Head+$20


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Re: 1878 $20 gold piece ( 15:36:47 WedDec 23 2009 )

Thank you. My mom has it. Her dad gave it to her and she was wondering what it was worth. You have given us a place to start. My grandfather bought the coin from a dealer and it looks really good, in one of those coin holders so it hasn't been handled much. I will have to look at it better.

  
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Re: 1878 $20 gold piece ( 15:42:58 WedDec 23 2009 )

Look on the reverse of this coin, below the tail feathers of the Eagle, and see if it has a mint mark. If it has a CC, (Carson City), it is worth a lot of money, but just Philadelphia, (no mint mark), still is worth $1,500 minimum. There was also a S mint mark, (San Francisco) with the highest mintage. Your coin needs to be "slabbed" or put into an inert plastic holder to protect it. Third party grading companies like PCGS or NGC will grade it for you and will put your coin into their own "Tombstone" holders. Coin grading is subjective. Having your coin in a PCGS holder will let you and everyone else know exactly what the grade is and the value of your coin as expressed by what is called a Grey Sheet, put out monthly to show what everybody is paying for your coin at that particular month. If the coin has a rim ding or long scratch on the obverse or reverse then your coin will not be graded by these companies. I strongly advise you to slab (PCGS) your coin. Prices range from $1,500 to over $30,000 for the better 1878's.

  
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Re: 1878 $20 gold piece ( 06:06:47 FriJan 1 2010 )

Whenever I wonder what something is worth, I just do a ebay 'completed auction' search. Then you can compare what you have to what has sold on the worlds most convienant quick n dirty marketplace. Pretty much everthing is sold on ebay. A quick search I just did produced prices from $1,200 to $2,500 for same year coin. Same as what the other guys said :smile:

  

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