1915 $20 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 25530277
PCGS#: 9167

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): With respect to both popualtion rarity and condition rarity, the 1915 is very similar to both the 1911 and 1914. It is not as rare overall or in gem condition as the 1909 and it is also not nearly as rare in gem condition as the 1913. Most Mint State examples grade in the MS-60 to 62 range, but MS-63 quality specimens are also available from time to time. Above MS-63, the 1915 is not seen very often, and gems are really very rare. A very few examples exist that are better than MS-65, including two that I have seen that could reasonably be graded "Superb," i.e. MS-67.

The 1915 is always very sharply struck. The surfaces usually have a satiny sheen to them and the lustre is invariably excellent. Color is also a strong point of this issue, usually a rich orange or coppery gold. From an overall "eye appeal" standpoint, the 1915 is an easy winner over the other Philadelphia Mint issues from 1908 With Motto to 1915; only the 1912 even comes close.

 

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Lettered
Mintage: 152,000 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
20
1,460
25
1,465
30
1,470
1
35
1,470
40
1,490
1
45
1,495
45+
1,500
50
1,560
9
50+
1,570
53
1,590
11
53+
1,600
55+
1,665
58+
1,710
1
62+
1,960
3
63+
2,395
6

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 10,333 R-2.9 23 / 49 TIE 25 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 23 / 49 24 / 54
65 or Better 77 R-8.2 25 / 49 TIE 25 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

David Akers in 1985 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 1/2012:4625, $48,875 - Heritage 4/2013:4615, $51,406.25

1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS65 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade