1884-S $20 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -4585
PCGS#: 9002

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1884-S is clearly not a rare date but it is also not in the common date category. In terms of overall rarity, it is similar to the 1875-S, 1877-S, 1883-S and 1902-S although it is not as scarce in Unc. as any of the others. In any condition up to average uncirculated, the 1884-S can be obtained without great difficulty. Choice mint state specimens are only moderately scarce but true gems are very scarce. (The latter statement, it should be noted, can be applied to almost every Liberty Head twenty except a few in the late 1890's and early 1900's. This is because their size, weight and storage over the years have made Double Eagles, like Silver Dollars, especially prone to abraisions.)

Ron Guth: The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained thirty-one 1884-S $20s, of which six were Mint State.  The best of the lot was a single PCGS MS65, which tied an already existing example for Finest Known of the date.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 916,000 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
20
1,485
25
1,490
30
1,495
1
35
1,505
4
45
1,505
34
45+
1,505
50+
1,520
53+
1,520
55+
1,535
58+
1,560
4
62+
3,150
18
64+
24,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 14,250 R-2.9 40 / 73 TIE 113 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 41 / 73 TIE 109 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 73 TIE 2 / 148 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Saddle Ridge Hoard

1 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade