1888 $20 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -4591
PCGS#: 9008

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Although it is obviously not as rare as the seven P-Mint Double Eagles immediately preceding it, the 1888 is still a scarce date, essentially equal in overall rarity and condition rarity to the 1877 and 1878. It is similar in population rarity (i.e. total number known) to the much lower mintage 1889 but rarer than the 1889 in high grade. Choice and even gem uncirculated examples do exist but they are definitely rare.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 226,161 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,750 R-3.8 31 / 73 100 / 148
60 or Better 1,750 R-4.7 34 / 73 TIE 102 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148

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