1897-S $20 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 13089517
PCGS#: 9032

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1897-S is one of the most common San Francisco Mint Double Eagles. It is comparable to the 1891-S and 1907-S and more rare than the 1876-S, 1898-S, 1899-S, 1900-S, and 1904-S. Average quality uncs are relatively easy to locate and choice uncs are no more than moderately scarce. Gems, however, are very scarce.

 

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,470,250 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
6
1,375
1
8
1,380
10
1,385
12
1,390
15
1,395
20
1,400
25
1,405
30
1,410
2
35
1,410
4
40
1,420
2
45+
1,420
1
50+
1,435
53
1,435
25
53+
1,435
55+
1,465
58+
1,490
4
63+
3,100
10

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 55,000 R-2.4 62 / 73 TIE 137 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 12,500 R-2.9 61 / 73 TIE 132 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 21 / 73 TIE 31 / 148 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade   American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1658, not sold
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade