1868 $20 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -4540
PCGS#: 8953

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1868 is a very scarce date in all grades, as one might reasonably assume from the comparatively low mintage. Overall, it is similar in rarity to the 1862 and 1871 and only a little less rare than the 1859. (The 1859 is considerably more rare in high grade, however.) The 1868 is more rare as a date than the 1863 or 1864 but it is not quite as difficult to locate in mint state. When available, the 1868 is usually only VF or EF. A few AU's and average quality uncs are known but in choice mint state the 1868 is very rare and I have never personally seen or heard of a gem quality business strike.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 98,575 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 752 R-5.4 7 / 31 38 / 148
60 or Better 9 R-9.6 3 / 31 20 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148

Condition Census

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