1860-S $20 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -4521
PCGS#: 8931

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1860-S is one of the rarest Double Eagles from the San Francisco Mint. It is not as rare as the 1861-S Paquet or the 1866-S No Motto, the two rarest S-Mint issues, but it is in the second rarity level along with the 1854-S, 1861-S, 1862-S, 1864-S, 1866-S Motto, 1867-S and 1868-S. When available, the typical 1860-S is only VF or EF. Strictly graded AU's are very scarce and uncirculated specimens are rare. In choice or gem uncirculated condition, the 1860-S is virtually impossible to obtain. Most specimens are well struck and every one I have seen was frosty.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 544,950 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
20
1,650
2
45+
2,450
50+
3,150
53+
3,950
55+
4,850
58+
7,500
62+
21,500
63
29,000
1
63+
32,500
64
42,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,757 R-4.6 28 / 44 TIE 56 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 32 R-8.8 23 / 44 TIE 41 / 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
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade