1896-S $20 AU53

CERTIFICATION#: -4612
PCGS#: 9030

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1896-S is not exactly a rare date but it also does not fall in the "common date" category. It is similar in both population rarity and condition rarity to the 1889-S, 1894-S, 1903-S and 1906-S. In any grade up to and including choice uncirculated, the 1896-S is no more than moderately scarce. True gems, however, are very scarce.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,403,925 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
20
1,425
25
1,430
1
30
1,435
2
35
1,435
3
40
1,445
4
45
1,445
22
45+
1,445
50
1,460
19
50+
1,460
53+
1,460
55+
1,480
58+
1,500
1
62+
1,875
43
64+
8,900
1
65
25,000
1
67
150,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 51,500 R-2.4 62 / 73 TIE 137 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 9,500 R-3.1 58 / 73 TIE 129 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 11 / 73 TIE 19 / 148 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64+ PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade