1851 $20 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -4373
PCGS#: 8904

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1851 is one of the most common of all Type I Double Eagles, roughly comparable overall to the 1850, 1852 and 1853 but more rare than the 1861 which ranks as the most common date of the type. Although most available specimens typically grade VF or EF, high grade examples can be obtained fairly easily. Mint state pieces are very scarce but 15 or so years ago (PCGS CoinFacts editor's note: this was written in 1982), it was not unusual to recieve uncs regularly from Europe. Admittedly they have become widely dispersed over the years but they are still out there in the hands of collectors, dealers and investors. Of course, gem quality uncs are rare and although occasionally seen, were never available in any quantity.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,087,155 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
4
1,465
6
1,470
8
1,475
10
1,480
12
1,485
15
1,490
25
1,500
2
45+
2,000
50+
2,900
53+
3,400
55+
4,250
62+
20,000
63+
29,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,532 R-4.2 37 / 44 TIE 80 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 35 / 44 TIE 69 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 44 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade