1862 $20 MS60

CERTIFICATION#: -4527
PCGS#: 8937

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This date is very scarce in all grades, and is especially difficult to locate in high grade. In fact, it is more likely to be found in Proof than it is in AU or Unc. Most known specimens grade only VF or EF and I have seen less than a dozen true uncs. A few choice and gem quality mint state pieces do exist but they are very rare. Overall, the 1862 is similar in rarity to the 1868, 1871, 1873 Closed 3 and the 1891 and just a little less rare than the 1859. It is slightly more rare than the 1863 and 1864 as a date but both of the latter are even more difficult to obtain in high grade.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 92,133 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 215 R-6.8 9 / 44 16 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 13 R-9.4 13 / 44 TIE 24 / 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
1 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade