1857 $20 AU58

CERTIFICATION#: -4510
PCGS#: 8920

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1857 is a very scarce date that is comparable in overall rarity to such other Type I P-Mint issues as 1855, 1856, 1858, 1863 and 1864. (However, it is not as "impossible" to obtain in Unc. as the 1863 and 1864.) It is considerably rarer than any of the 1850-1854 dates from the Philadelphia Mint. Most available specimens grade VF or EF although AU's and an occasional unc are also seen from time to time. Choice or gem quality uncs are rare but do exist; I have seen several at those levels.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 439,375 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
1
15
1,490
20
1,495
25
1,500
35
1,765
25
45+
2,000
50+
2,900
53+
3,450
55+
4,125
58+
5,750
62+
13,500
63+
42,500
64
55,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,325 R-4.8 26 / 44 TIE 50 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 33 / 44 63 / 148
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 44 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade