1871 $20 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 13089441
PCGS#: 8960

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1871 is one of the rarest P-Mint twenties, distinctly surpassed in overall rarity by only the 1861 Paquet and the seven ultra low mintage issues from 1881 to 1887. (It is also just a little less rare overall than the 1859.) As a date, the 1871 is about on a par rarity-wise with the 1862 and 1868 as well as the 1873 Closed 3 and the popular, low mintage 1891. Most known 1871 twenties grade EF or AU although, of course, some well worn ones are also around. In strictly uncirculated condition the 1871 is rare, a little more so, in fact, than either the 1862 or 1868. I have seen one blazing gem 65+ coin.

 

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 80,120 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 680 R-5.6 5 / 31 TIE 35 / 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 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63+ PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 estimated grade