1887-S $20 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 13089491
PCGS#: 9007

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1887 is a relatively scarce date in all grades, comparable overall to the 1881-S and a little more rare than the 1880-S and 1890-S. It is not as rare in Unc., however, as either the 1880-S or 1881-S. In choice mint state the 1887-S is very scarce and gems are notably rare. A few really superb examples of this date are also known including the Unc-67 coin that is in a prominent Dallas Bank collection.

Ron Guth: The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained only eleven 1887-S Double Eagles.  One was ungradeable due to cleaning, but three were Mint State.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 283,000 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 4,000 R-4.2 27 / 73 80 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 1,650 R-4.7 34 / 73 TIE 102 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 73 TIE 2 / 148 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade