1885 $20 MS63

CERTIFICATION#: 13089485
PCGS#: 9003

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Next to the 1882 (and possibly the 1961 Paquet whose mintage is unknown), the 1885 has the lowest mintage of any regular issue (business strike) Liberty Head Double Eagle. In terms of overall rarity, the 1885 is almost identical to the 1881 and just a little less rare than 1886. As a business strike, it is also similar in rarity to the 1854-O and 1870-CC. However, the 1885 is considerably less rare in high grade than any of the aforementioned dates. Most 1885's are AU or Choice AU and perhaps as many as six or seven true uncs exist including at least one gem, the auction '79 coin.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 751 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 131 R-7.6 5 / 73 10 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 7 / 73 22 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148

Condition Census

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