1870 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
8957
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
155,150
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 1,181 R-4.9 8 / 31 40 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 13 / 31 TIE 52 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,181
60 or Better 60
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 31
60 or Better 13 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 31
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 40 / 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 MS63+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
	MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:4324, $47,000

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Superior 11/2006:406, $40,250 - Heritage 1/2007:3718, $48,875

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

D.L. Hansen Collection

 
	MS63 PCGS grade 
#2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:4324, $47,000

#2 MS63 PCGS grade

Superior 11/2006:406, $40,250 - Heritage 1/2007:3718, $48,875

#2 MS63 estimated grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1870 is very similar in overall rarity to the 1855-1858 P-Mint issues as well as the 1863, 1864 and 1869. Except for the 1863 and 1864, however, it is more rare than the others in strictly uncirculated condition. When available, this date is almost always only VF or EF and at the AU level, I consider the 1870 to be quite rare.