1871-S $20 MS60

CERTIFICATION#: -4549
PCGS#: 8962

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): In terms of overall rarity, the 1871-S is very similar to the 1869-S, 1870-S, 1872-S and 1873-S among others. As is the case with most Double Eagles of this era, the majority of 1871-S twenties are in EF or lower grade. A strictly graded AU is very scarce and mint state specimens are decidedly rare. I have seen a very small number of average quality (Unc-60) examples of this date as well as two or three choice specimens. I don't recall ever seeing a true gem (Unc-65 or better) but it is certainly possible that one exists in a collection somewhere.

 

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 928,000 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
1,335
3
1,340
4
1,345
6
1,350
8
1,355
10
1,360
12
1,365
15
1,370
20
1,375
25
1,380
30
1,385
5
35
1,390
13
45+
1,410
50+
1,425
53+
1,610
55+
1,750
62+
15,500
63+
33,000
64
55,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,657 R-4.2 18 / 31 TIE 80 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 67 R-8.3 15 / 31 TIE 57 / 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  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade