1858-S $20 MS61

CERTIFICATION#: -4515
PCGS#: 8925

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): In terms of both overall rarity and condition rarity, the 1858-S is very similar to the 1863-S. Most known specimens grade VF or EF although AU's are also available periodically. Strictly uncirculated examples are rare and choice or gem quality pieces are very rare. I have not seen any "saltwater uncs" of this date but they may exist. They would be characterized by subdued, very uniform lustre and slightly grainy surfaces. I can recall seeing at least two original gems of this date and perhaps four or five others in the Unc-60 to Unc-63 grades.

 

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 846,710 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
12
1,550
30
1,750
11
45+
2,300
50+
3,100
53+
3,850
55+
4,600
58+
6,600
62+
23,000
63
40,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,209 R-4.9 21 / 44 TIE 40 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 19 R-9.1 17 / 44 TIE 29 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 44 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS62 estimated grade  
3 MS61 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade  
3 MS61 PCGS grade