1868-S $20 MS61

CERTIFICATION#: 13089435
PCGS#: 8954

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): In terms of overall rarity, the 1868-S is just a little less rare than the 1866-S Motto and 1867-S. It is essentially the same rarity as the 1860-S, 1861-S, 1862-S and 1864-S. Like most S-Mint issues of this era, the 1868-S is generally available only in EF or lower grade. In fact, in my experience, the most often encountered 1868-S is a heavily bagmarked VF. In AU, the date is definitely rare and in full mint state it is very rare. I have seen only a couple of Unc-60 examples and cannot recall ever having seen a choice or gem quality specimen.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 837,500 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
1,395
3
1,400
4
1,405
6
1,410
8
1,415
10
1,420
12
1,425
15
1,430
20
1,435
2
25
1,440
2
30
1,445
2
45+
1,470
50+
1,700
53+
1,935
58+
8,500
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,628 R-4.2 18 / 31 TIE 80 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 6 / 31 TIE 29 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 estimated grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS61 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade