1874 $20 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -4557
PCGS#: 8970

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1874 is generally considered to be a relatively "common date" Type II Double Eagle but it is really quite scarce in all grades.In fact, it is a little more rare overall than such dates as the 1865, 1866 and 1872 and it is considerably more rare than the "hoard" date 1867. It is virtually identical in overall rarity to the 1875. In strictly uncircualted condition, the 1874 is very scarce although not as rare as the forementioned 1865 and 1866. Choice and gem quality uncs exist but they are definitely rare.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 366,780 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
1,655
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
30
1,495
35
1,495
2
45+
1,510
50+
1,585
53+
1,710
55+
1,760
58+
2,550
62+
13,600
63+
26,000
64
50,000
3

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,725 R-4.4 11 / 31 TIE 64 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 212 R-6.8 20 / 31 73 / 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  
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade