1893 $20 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 13089507
PCGS#: 9022

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1893 is a moderately scarce date, certainly much more scarce than most of the Philadelphia Mint Liberty Heads that follow. (The 1898, 1902, 1905 and 1906 are really the only exceptions.) A large percentage of the known examples of this date are uncirculated but, of course, EF and AU specimens are also known. Most of the uncs are heavily bagmarked MS-60 coins and so choice and gem quality pieces, especially the latter, are seldom encountered. This is yet another date that used to be rare in Unc. until substantial quantities were discovered in Europe in the 1960's.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 344,280 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 20,500 R-2.7 48 / 73 TIE 123 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 50 / 73 TIE 120 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade