1888-S $20 AU58

CERTIFICATION#: -4592
PCGS#: 9009

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1888-S is essentially equal in both population rarity and condition rarity to the 1885-S. It is also similar in overall rarity to the 1879-S, 1882-S, 1892-S, 1893-S, 1901-S and 1905-S although it is not as rare as the first two in high grade. The 1888-S cannot really be called scarce in the circulated grades but Unc-60 specimens are moderately scarce. Choice mint state examples are very scarce and true gems are unquestionably rare.

Ron Guth: The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained sixty-two 1888-S Double Eagles, including seven Mint State examples.  The best coins of this group were six MS64s.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 859,600 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
20
1,405
1
25
1,410
30
1,415
35
1,415
4
40
1,420
7
45
1,420
35
45+
1,420
50+
1,435
53+
1,435
55+
1,460
58+
1,555
5
64+
20,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 14,750 R-2.9 40 / 73 TIE 113 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 2,325 R-4.5 41 / 73 TIE 109 / 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  
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade