1889 $20 MS63

CERTIFICATION#: -4593
PCGS#: 9010

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1889 is a moderately scarce date but it is not nearly as rare as its low mintage would imply. Overall, it is very similar in rarity to the 1877, 1878 and 1888 but it is not quite as rare as any of them in uncirculated condition. Choice mint state specimens are rare and at the gem level, the 1889 is very rare and almost never available.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 44,070 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 1,437 R-4.8 17 / 73 TIE 50 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 462 R-6.0 23 / 73 TIE 84 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade