1861-S $20 AU53

CERTIFICATION#: -4525
PCGS#: 8935

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1861-S is scarce in all grades, on a par with the 1854-S, 1860-S, 1862-S and 1864-S among others. Compared to other S-Mint twenties, it is distinctly surpassed in overall rarity only by the 1861-S Paquet and the 1866-S No Motto. The majority of known specimens are well worn with F to EF being the typically available grades. In AU, the 1861-S is very scarce and in full mint state it is rare. Choice and gem uncirculated examples are very rare though not quite as "impossible" to obtain as similar quality examples of the 1864-S, 1866-S Motto and 1867-S to which the 1861-S is otherwise similar in overall rarity.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 748,750 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
4
1,465
1
6
1,470
8
1,475
10
1,480
15
1,490
20
1,495
2
45+
2,225
50+
3,250
53+
3,950
55+
5,000
58+
7,950
62+
36,000
1
63
50,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,262 R-4.3 35 / 44 TIE 72 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 19 / 44 34 / 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 PCGS grade   Heritage 10/2009:1679
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade