1878 $20 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -4569
PCGS#: 8985

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Despite its substantially higher mintage, the 1878 is essentially identical with respect to both overall rarity and condition rarity to the 1877. It is also very similar in overall rarity to the 1854 and 1860 although it is not quite as rare as either, especially the 1854, in full mint state. The 1878 is not deserving of "common date" status. Choice and gem uncirculated examples do exist but they are surprisingly rare.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 543,625 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
20
1,495
25
1,500
1
30
1,505
1
35
1,515
1
45+
1,520
50+
1,545
53+
1,555
55+
1,585
58+
1,660
1
62+
5,950
9
63+
18,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 6,575 R-3.6 34 / 73 104 / 148
60 or Better 725 R-5.5 28 / 73 93 / 148
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 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