1867 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
8951
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
251,015
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 3,212 R-4.3 14 / 31 TIE 72 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 312 R-6.3 22 / 31 TIE 78 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,212
60 or Better 312
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.3
60 or Better R-6.3
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 14 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 22 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 31
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 72 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 78 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3377, $258,500

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2014:4917, $28,200

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:2163, $28,463 - Heritage 8/2006:5643, $34,500

4 MS62+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:13229, $13,512.50

4 MS62+ PCGS grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3377, $258,500

#2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2014:4917, $28,200

#2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:2163, $28,463 - Heritage 8/2006:5643, $34,500

#4 MS62+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:13229, $13,512.50

#4 MS62+ PCGS grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Though the 1867 $20 is available by the hundreds in Mint State, it rarely comes as nice as Akers suggested years ago. He wrote that a number of "choice or gem quality" examples existed, but they simply have not shown up yet -- certainly not at auction or in the population reports at PCGS or NGC. In fact, the best certified examples are a few pieces of MS63 quality. Thus, this date should now be considered under-rated in top condition.

David Akers (1975/88): Several substantial quantities of mint state 1867 Double Eagles were discovered in Europe in the 1960's and so the 1867 is relatively common in Unc. and is certainly one of the dates prior to 1873 most likely to be available in choice condition. These mint state "hoard" coins are characterized by attractive color (pink, green and copper) and excellent lustre. As many as several hundred uncs exist and although most are the typical bagmarked 60 quality, a number of them are choice or gem quality.