1852 $20 AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 21520008
PCGS#: 8906

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1852 is a "common date" by Type I Double Eagle standards. (Of course, the term "common date" is a very relative one and "common" by Type I standards is clearly not the same thing as "common" by Type III standards). Overall, the 1852 is similar in rarity to the 1850, 1851 and 1853 although it is definitely more often obtainable in Unc. than either the 1850 or the 1853. Uncs are very scarce and gem quality specimens are rare. Most 1852 Double Eagles are frosty and fully prooflike pieces are very rare. Very few cataloguers mention the fact, but the 1852 comes with both a thin date and a thick date. On the thin date, the vertical bar of the 5 does not reach the ball ("open" 5) while on the thick date, the vertical bar goes down beyond the top of the ball ("closed" 5). There is little difference in the rarity of these two major varieties and thus no premium is attached to one over the other.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,053,026 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
12
1,550
15
1,575
20
1,650
1
45+
2,300
50+
2,900
53+
3,300
55+
4,100
62+
17,000
63+
26,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,782 R-4.0 41 / 44 90 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 81 R-8.1 34 / 44 64 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 44 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade