1883-S $20 AU58

CERTIFICATION#: -4583
PCGS#: 9000

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1883-S is a relatively common date that can be obtained in any grade up to and including average uncirculated without much difficulty. In choice mint state, the 1883-S is certainly scarce but not rare. True gems, of course, are quite rare but I have seen a number of coins in that category. Overall, the 1883-S is similar in rarity to the 1875-S, 1877-S, 1884-S, and 1902-S although it is much more difficult to locate in choice or gem Unc. than the 1884-S.

Ron Guth: The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained forty-six 1883-S Double Eagles, the bulk of which were circulated.  Of the ten Mint State examples in the hoard, the best examples were three PCGS MS63s.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,189,000 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
1,395
1
4
1,370
1
6
1,375
8
1,380
10
1,385
12
1,390
15
1,395
20
1,400
25
1,405
30
1,410
1
35
1,415
7
45+
1,420
50+
1,435
53+
1,435
55+
1,455
58+
1,475
3
63+
11,000
3

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 15,750 R-2.8 45 / 73 TIE 120 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 1,650 R-4.7 34 / 73 TIE 102 / 148 TIE
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