1892-S $20 AU53

CERTIFICATION#: -4603
PCGS#: 9021

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1892-S is virtually identical with respect to both population rarity and condition rarity to the 1893-S. It is also very similar to the 1885-S, 1888-S, 1901-S and 1905-S except that it is more common than any of them in Unc. The 1892-S is more rare than the 1891-S as well as any of the S-Mint Double Eagles from 1894-1907 except the 1901-S and 1905-S. Average quality uncs are not difficult to find. Gems are very scarce but I have seen a number of them as well as a few truly superb quality specimens.

Ron Guth: The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained 178 1892-S Double Eagles, including several pieces that exceeded the quality of anything known previously.  Among these are three PCGS MS65+s that now rank as the Finest Known of the date.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 930,150 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
20
1,475
30
1,485
1
35
1,485
1
40
1,495
6
45
1,495
16
45+
1,495
50
1,510
14
50+
1,510
53+
1,510
55+
1,530
58+
1,550
1
63+
5,250
27
64+
12,500
20
65
35,000
7
65+
45,000
3

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 31,775 R-2.6 54 / 73 TIE 129 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 4,500 R-4.1 47 / 73 117 / 148
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  
1 MS65+ PCGS grade  
1 MS65+ PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade