1869-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
8956
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
686,750
Mint:
San Francisco
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 2,645 R-4.4 11 / 31 TIE 64 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 57 R-8.4 13 / 31 TIE 52 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,645
60 or Better 57
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 31
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 64 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 52 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
	MS64 PCGS grade

AWA Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2005:10413, $83,375 - Goldbergs 2/2006:1311, $77,625 - Ohringer Family Trust Holdings, Part II - Goldbergs 9/2008:1291, $69,000 - Heritage 1/2010:2249, $63,250

1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1623, $41,400

6 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2005:2463, $34,500 - Heritage 4/2019:3923, $26,400

8 MS63 estimated grade
8 MS63 estimated grade
10 MS63 estimated grade
 
	MS64 PCGS grade 
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

AWA Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2005:10413, $83,375 - Goldbergs 2/2006:1311, $77,625 - Ohringer Family Trust Holdings, Part II - Goldbergs 9/2008:1291, $69,000 - Heritage 1/2010:2249, $63,250

#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1623, $41,400

#6 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2005:2463, $34,500 - Heritage 4/2019:3923, $26,400

#8 MS63 estimated grade
#8 MS63 estimated grade
#10 MS63 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1869-S is very similar in overall rarity to the four S-Mint twenties that follow (1870-S, 1871-S, 1872-S and 1873-S) as well as such earlier issues as 1858-S, 1859-S and 1863-S. It is not nearly as difficult to obtain as the 1866-S Motto, 1867-S or 1868-S. Although most available specimens grade EF or less, AU's and average quality uncs are occasionally offered. Choice and gem mint state specimens are known but are very rare. The finest I have ever seen is the Unc-65+ coin from Stack's September 1975 sale.