Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1853 Assay Office Twenty Dollar, MS63+
    900 Thous., K-18, Exceptional Quality

    1853 $20 Assay Office Twenty Dollar, 900 Thous. MS63+ NGC. K-18, R.2. The U.S. Assay Office of Gold was on its way out in 1853, soon to be replaced by the San Francisco Mint. By then, the quality of coinage at the facility was competitive with its Philadelphia counterpart. The alloy conformed to the Federal standard of 900 Thousands, the dies were fully hubbed, and mintages of the 1853 twenty dollar piece exceeded its Federal double eagle counterpart. But most pieces were melted after the San Francisco Mint opened for business, and very few pieces exhibit the outstanding eye appeal of the present peach-gold example. Lustrous, smooth, well struck, and exceptionally attractive. Listed on page 405 of the 2021 Guide Book.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# ANHD, PCGS# 10013)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2020
    3rd-9th Monday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 24
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 628

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 April 21 - 27 Central States World Coins Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I couldn't ask for more with respect to Heritage's marketing effort.
    Gerald T.,
    Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search