1868 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8953
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
98,575
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 752 R-5.4 7 / 31 38 / 148
60 or Better 9 R-9.6 3 / 31 20 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 752
60 or Better 9
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 31
60 or Better 3 / 31
65 or Better 1 / 31
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 38 / 148
60 or Better 20 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade MS63 PCGS grade

AWA Collection

2 MS62 PCGS grade

H. Jeff Browning Collection - Sotheby's/Stack's 10/2001:48, $16,100 - Dave Wnuck - Gilded Age Collection (Robert J. Galiette) - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:12037, $44,062.50

2 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade
7 MS60 PCGS grade
7 MS60 PCGS grade
7 MS60 PCGS grade
10 AU58 PCGS grade
MS63 PCGS grade #1 MS63 PCGS grade

AWA Collection

#2 MS62 PCGS grade

H. Jeff Browning Collection - Sotheby's/Stack's 10/2001:48, $16,100 - Dave Wnuck - Gilded Age Collection (Robert J. Galiette) - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:12037, $44,062.50

#2 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS61 PCGS grade
#4 MS61 PCGS grade
#4 MS61 PCGS grade
#7 MS60 PCGS grade
#7 MS60 PCGS grade
#7 MS60 PCGS grade
#10 AU58 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1868 is a very scarce date in all grades, as one might reasonably assume from the comparatively low mintage. Overall, it is similar in rarity to the 1862 and 1871 and only a little less rare than the 1859. (The 1859 is considerably more rare in high grade, however.) The 1868 is more rare as a date than the 1863 or 1864 but it is not quite as difficult to locate in mint state. When available, the 1868 is usually only VF or EF. A few AU's and average quality uncs are known but in choice mint state the 1868 is very rare and I have never personally seen or heard of a gem quality business strike.