1882 $20 MS61

PCGS#: 8996

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): As a business strike, the 1882 is the second rarest Liberty Head Double Eagle after the excessively rare 1861 Paquet, more rare than the 1856-O, 1854-O or 1870-CC. Most of the business strikes grade EF (all known specimens are prooflike) and I have seen only two in AU. There is also one known unc and that coin is really something. By the most conservative grading standards it is a true Gem Unc-65 or possibly even a bit better. It is part of a complete collection of Double Eagles in the care of a prominent Dallas bank.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 571 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 38 R-8.7 1 / 73 2 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 73 TIE 17 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade   Ex-Browning collection
2 MS61 PCGS grade
2 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS60 PCGS grade  
5 AU58 PCGS grade