1868-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+

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PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8954
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
837,500
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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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 3,628 R-4.2 18 / 31 TIE 80 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 6 / 31 TIE 29 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,628
60 or Better 20
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 18 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 31
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 80 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 29 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 estimated grade
2 MS62+ PCGS grade

Quality Sale Corp.'s/Abner Kreisberg's 9/1980:1585 - A.J. Vanderbilt Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2018:10403, $43,200 - Heritage 1/2019:4738, $120,000 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS62+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 1/2019:441, $47,000 - Heritage 4/2019:3922, $33,600

4 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2019:3195

4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 5/2007:1709, $29,900 - Goldbergs 9/2008:1593, $28,175

4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 estimated grade
#2 MS62+ PCGS grade

Quality Sale Corp.'s/Abner Kreisberg's 9/1980:1585 - A.J. Vanderbilt Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2018:10403, $43,200 - Heritage 1/2019:4738, $120,000 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS62+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 1/2019:441, $47,000 - Heritage 4/2019:3922, $33,600

#4 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2019:3195

#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 5/2007:1709, $29,900 - Goldbergs 9/2008:1593, $28,175

#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): In terms of overall rarity, the 1868-S is just a little less rare than the 1866-S Motto and 1867-S. It is essentially the same rarity as the 1860-S, 1861-S, 1862-S and 1864-S. Like most S-Mint issues of this era, the 1868-S is generally available only in EF or lower grade. In fact, in my experience, the most often encountered 1868-S is a heavily bagmarked VF. In AU, the date is definitely rare and in full mint state it is very rare. I have seen only a couple of Unc-60 examples and cannot recall ever having seen a choice or gem quality specimen.