1897-S $20 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -4614
PCGS#: 9032

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1897-S is one of the most common San Francisco Mint Double Eagles. It is comparable to the 1891-S and 1907-S and more rare than the 1876-S, 1898-S, 1899-S, 1900-S, and 1904-S. Average quality uncs are relatively easy to locate and choice uncs are no more than moderately scarce. Gems, however, are very scarce.

 

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,470,250 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
6
1,440
1
8
1,445
10
1,450
12
1,455
15
1,460
20
1,465
25
1,470
30
1,475
2
35
1,485
4
40
1,490
2
45+
1,490
1
50+
1,505
53
1,505
24
53+
1,505
55+
1,525
58+
1,550
4
63+
3,100
10

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 55,000 R-2.4 62 / 73 TIE 137 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 12,500 R-2.9 61 / 73 TIE 132 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 21 / 73 TIE 31 / 148 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade   American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1658, not sold
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade