1859-S $20 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: 13089414
PCGS#: 8928

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1859-S is roughly comparable in overall rarity to the 1855-S, 1856-S, 1858-S and 1863-S but it is more rare than the other four with respect to condition. (PCGS CoinFacts editor's note: Remember this was written in 1982, well before the SS Central America treasure recovery which included several thousand 1854-S, 1855-S, 1856-S and 1857-S Double Eagles.) That is, it is more difficult to obtain than the others in high grade, particularly full mint state. Most known examples grade VF or EF and AU specimens are very scarce. In uncirculated condition, the 1859-S is rare.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 636,445 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
4
1,505
6
1,510
8
1,515
1
10
1,520
15
1,575
20
1,650
25
1,700
2
45+
2,300
50+
3,025
53+
3,750
58+
7,700
1
62+
28,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,771 R-4.6 28 / 44 TIE 56 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 46 R-8.5 28 / 44 50 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 44 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade