1869 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
8955
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
175,130
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - 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 1,260 R-4.8 9 / 31 50 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 12 / 31 50 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 31 TIE 2 / 148 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,260
60 or Better 50
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 31
60 or Better 12 / 31
65 or Better 1 / 31 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 50 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 50 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 148 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2005:30073, $218,500 - Heritage 1/2008:3319, $299,000

2 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:5538, $108,687.50

3 MS63 PCGS grade PCGS #8955 (MS)     63
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2005:30073, $218,500 - Heritage 1/2008:3319, $299,000

#2 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:5538, $108,687.50

PCGS #8955 (MS)     63 #3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1869 is not as rare as the 1859, 1862 or 1868 but it is still a very scarce date, particularly in mint state. Most 1869 Double Eagles grade from VF to AU with EF being typical. In average uncirculated condition, the 1869 is quite rare and although I have seen a couple of choice and gem quality business strikes, the date must be considered very rare at those levels. In terms of overall rarity, I would put the 1869 on the same general level as such dates as the 1855-1858 P-Mint issues as well as the 1863, 1864 and 1870. (It is not as rare as the latter three in Unc., however.)