1896 $20 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 13089514
PCGS#: 9029

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Due to the fact that its mintage is lower than most of the dates after 1893, the 1896 is sometimes touted as being considerably more rare than it is. In truth, it is a pretty common coin, on a par with the 1894 and 1897. Any 1896 short of gem condition must be considered common and even gems are only scarce and not rare.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 792,535 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 40,000 R-2.6 54 / 73 TIE 129 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 9,500 R-3.1 58 / 73 TIE 129 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 16 / 73 TIE 25 / 148 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade