1870 $20 AU50

CERTIFICATION#: -4544
PCGS#: 8957

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1870 is very similar in overall rarity to the 1855-1858 P-Mint issues as well as the 1863, 1864 and 1869. Except for the 1863 and 1864, however, it is more rare than the others in strictly uncirculated condition. When available, this date is almost always only VF or EF and at the AU level, I consider the 1870 to be quite rare.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 155,150 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 1,181 R-4.9 8 / 31 40 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 60 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 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 estimated grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade