3
1
0
5
4
3
9
9
Coins Certified as of 8/31

My Coin #-4543

1869-S $20 MS61

CERTIFICATION#: -4543
PCGS#: 8956

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1869-S is very similar in overall rarity to the four S-Mint twenties that follow (1870-S, 1871-S, 1872-S and 1873-S) as well as such earlier issues as 1858-S, 1859-S and 1863-S. It is not nearly as difficult to obtain as the 1866-S Motto, 1867-S or 1868-S. Although most available specimens grade EF or less, AU's and average quality uncs are occasionally offered. Choice and gem mint state specimens are known but are very rare. The finest I have ever seen is the Unc-65+ coin from Stack's September 1975 sale.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 686,750 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
1,385
3
1,390
4
1,395
6
1,400
8
1,405
10
1,410
12
1,415
15
1,420
20
1,425
1
25
1,430
2
30
1,435
9
50+
1,700
53+
2,900
55+
4,250
58+
6,950
3
63+
49,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,645 R-4.4 11 / 31 TIE 64 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 57 R-8.4 13 / 31 TIE 52 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade