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1871-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8962
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
928,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC 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 3,657 R-4.2 18 / 31 TIE 80 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 67 R-8.3 15 / 31 TIE 57 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,657
60 or Better 67
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-8.3
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 18 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 31
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 80 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 estimated grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 estimated grade
MS62 PCGS grade #4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#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 1871-S is very similar to the 1869-S, 1870-S, 1872-S and 1873-S among others. As is the case with most Double Eagles of this era, the majority of 1871-S twenties are in EF or lower grade. A strictly graded AU is very scarce and mint state specimens are decidedly rare. I have seen a very small number of average quality (Unc-60) examples of this date as well as two or three choice specimens. I don't recall ever seeing a true gem (Unc-65 or better) but it is certainly possible that one exists in a collection somewhere.