1861 $20 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -4522
PCGS#: 8932

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This date is the most common Type I Double Eagle and is far and away the easiest to obtain in uncirculated condition. Choice and gem uncs are only moderately scarce and I have seen a sizable number of such pieces as well as some truly superb specimens.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,976,453 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
12
1,550
15
1,575
20
1,650
25
1,700
1
45+
2,300
50+
2,900
53+
3,400
55+
4,000
58+
5,100
2
62+
12,000
3
63+
19,000
1
64+
31,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 7,125 R-3.5 43 / 44 105 / 148
60 or Better 325 R-6.3 38 / 44 78 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 6 / 44 30 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Elliot Landau - New Netherlands Coin Co. #52 12/1958 - Superior 10/1989:5039, $181,500 - RARCOA “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:975, $170,500 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4585, $352,500

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade