1872-S $20 AU53

CERTIFICATION#: -4552
PCGS#: 8965

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1872-S is generally available only in the lower grades, i.e. VF or EF. In AU condition the date is very scarce and in full mint state it is rare, slightly more so than the 1869-S, 1870-S or 1871-S to which the 1872-S is otherwise comparable in overall rrity. I have seen a few avarage quality uncs (bagmarked Unc-60'S with lustre) but I cannot recall ever seeing a choice or gem quality specimen. The Double Eagle collector in search of this date will probably not have all that much trouble locating one but he should not set his sights very high as far as quality is concerned.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 780,000 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
1,455
3
1,450
4
1,455
6
1,460
8
1,465
10
1,470
12
1,475
15
1,480
20
1,485
25
1,490
1
30
1,495
4
35
1,495
8
45+
1,510
50+
1,685
53+
1,835
55+
1,885
58+
2,850
62+
20,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,782 R-4.0 23 / 31 TIE 90 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 65 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 MS63 estimated grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade