1862-S $20 MS63

CERTIFICATION#: 13089422
PCGS#: 8938

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1862-S is one of the rarest dates from the San Francisco Mint. Overall, it is similar in rarity to the 1854-S, 1860-S, 1861-S, 1864-S, 1866-S Motto, 1867-S and 1868-S. The typically available 1862-S is both well worn and heavily bagmarked. VF and EF are the predominant grades and strictly graded AU's are quite rare. True mint state specimens are known but they are very rare. As for choice or gem quality examples of this date, I can only say that I have not seen any. In terms of rarity according to average grade, the 1862-S ranks in the top 10% of the entire Double Eagle series which further indicates how difficult this date is to find in nice condition.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 854,173 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
15
1,575
1
25
1,700
6
45+
2,550
50+
4,000
53+
5,000
55+
6,750
58+
14,500
62+
36,000
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,507 R-4.4 32 / 44 TIE 64 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 16 R-9.3 15 / 44 TIE 26 / 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  
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade