1867 $20 MS61

CERTIFICATION#: 13089432
PCGS#: 8951

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Though the 1867 $20 is available by the hundreds in Mint State, it rarely comes as nice as Akers suggested years ago.  He wrote that a number of "choice or gem quality" examples existed, but they simply have not shown up yet -- certainly not at auction or in the population reports at PCGS or NGC.  In fact, the best certified examples are a few pieces of MS63 quality.  Thus, this date should now be considered under-rated in top condition.

David Akers (1975/88): Several substantial quantities of mint state 1867 Double Eagles were discovered in Europe in the 1960's and so the 1867 is relatively common in Unc. and is certainly one of the dates prior to 1873 most likely to be available in choice condition. These mint state "hoard" coins are characterized by attractive color (pink, green and copper) and excellent lustre. As many as several hundred uncs exist and although most are the typical bagmarked 60 quality, a number of them are choice or gem quality.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 251,015 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
1,360
3
1,365
4
1,370
6
1,375
8
1,380
10
1,385
12
1,390
15
1,395
20
1,400
25
1,405
1
30
1,410
1
35
1,410
4
45+
1,425
50+
1,605
53+
1,975
55+
3,600
58+
6,000
62+
18,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,212 R-4.3 14 / 31 TIE 72 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 312 R-6.3 22 / 31 TIE 78 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2014:4917, $28,200

1 MS63 PCGS grade  

Heritage 4/2006:2163, $28,463 - Heritage 8/2006:5643, $34,500

3 MS62+ PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade