1869 $20 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -4542
PCGS#: 8955

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1869 is not as rare as the 1859, 1862 or 1868 but it is still a very scarce date, particularly in mint state. Most 1869 Double Eagles grade from VF to AU with EF being typical. In average uncirculated condition, the 1869 is quite rare and although I have seen a couple of choice and gem quality business strikes, the date must be considered very rare at those levels. In terms of overall rarity, I would put the 1869 on the same general level as such dates as the 1855-1858 P-Mint issues as well as the 1863, 1864 and 1870. (It is not as rare as the latter three in Unc., however.)

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 175,130 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
20
1,530
30
1,550
2
45+
1,665
50+
1,855
53+
2,240
55+
4,000
58+
7,750
62+
21,500
63+
39,500
64
75,000
0
64+
115,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,260 R-4.8 9 / 31 50 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 12 / 31 50 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 31 TIE 2 / 148 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2005:30073, $218,500 - Heritage 1/2008:3319, $299,000
2 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:5538, $108,687.50

3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade