1854 $20 Small Date MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 13089398
PCGS#: 8911

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): As a date, the 1854 is decidedly more rare than the 1850, 1851, 1852 and 1853. However, is it not as difficult to obtain as any of the P-Mint issues from 1855 to 1859. Most known 1854 Double Eagles grade VF or EF but AU's are also available from time to time. In mint state condition, the 1854 is definitely rare and choice and gem quality uncs are extraordinarily difficult, if not impossible to find. There are two major varieties of 1854, Large Date and Small Date. The size difference is considerable and readily noticeable. In my experience, the Large Date variety is the scarcer of the two.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 757,899 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
4
1,465
6
1,470
8
1,475
10
1,480
12
1,485
15
1,490
20
1,495
1
30
1,505
8
45+
2,110
50+
3,000
53+
3,525
55+
4,250
58+
6,150
62+
16,500
63
27,500
2
65
85,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,964 R-4.6 28 / 44 TIE 56 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 26 / 44 TIE 44 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 44 TIE 2 / 148 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade