1866 $20 Motto MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 13089430
PCGS#: 8949

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1866 is scarce in all grades, roughly comparable overall to the 1865, 1872, 1874 and 1875. It is, however, far more rare than the latter three dates in uncirculated condition. Most known 1866's grade in the VF-AU range. Average uncirculated (60) specimens are known but are rare. I have seen a couple of choice uncs but nothing at the gem level.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 698,745 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
30
1,460
1
45+
1,960
50+
3,500
53+
4,250
55+
5,500
58+
9,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,010 R-4.3 14 / 31 TIE 72 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 9 / 31 34 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS63 estimated grade  

Bowdoin College Collection - Hans Schulman 2/1972, lot number unknown (as a Raw Proof!) - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack’s 2/1983:111 - Stack’s “Auction ‘84” 7/1984:1473 - Stack's 10/2005:1314, $80,500 - Heritage 7/2008:2054, $126,500

3 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade