1874-S $20 MS63

CERTIFICATION#: 13089454
PCGS#: 8972

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This date is not as scarce as any of the preceeding issues from the San Francisco Mint and it is npt especially difficult to locate in circulated condition, even AU. In full mint state, however, the 1874-S is quite scarce and choice and gem quality uncs, though known, are definitely rare. In terms of both overall rarity and condition rarity, the 1874-S is very similar to the 1878-S. In my comments on the 1874-CC, I noted that mere mintage figures often do not tell the story and can sometimes even lead one to a totally erroneous conclusion. The 1874-S is another such date. It is generally considered to be the equivalent to the 1875-S and 1876-S which have similar mintages. but in Unc., the 1874-S is very difficult to obtain while both the 1875-S and 1876-S are relatively common.

 

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,214,000 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
20
1,470
25
1,475
30
1,480
1
35
1,485
6
45+
1,495
50+
1,570
53+
1,705
55+
1,730
58+
2,500
4
62+
13,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 6,075 R-3.7 28 / 31 101 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 525 R-5.9 24 / 31 87 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade