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1874-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+

PCGS #:
8972
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
1,214,000
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 6,075 R-3.7 28 / 31 101 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 525 R-5.9 24 / 31 87 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6,075
60 or Better 525
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.7
60 or Better R-5.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 28 / 31
60 or Better 24 / 31
65 or Better 1 / 31
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 101 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 87 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
	MS63 PCGS grade

"AWA" Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
 
	MS63 PCGS grade 
#1 MS63 PCGS grade

"AWA" Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 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):

This date is not as scarce as any of the preceeding issues from the San Francisco Mint and it is npt especially difficult to locate in circulated condition, even AU. In full mint state, however, the 1874-S is quite scarce and choice and gem quality uncs, though known, are definitely rare. In terms of both overall rarity and condition rarity, the 1874-S is very similar to the 1878-S. In my comments on the 1874-CC, I noted that mere mintage figures often do not tell the story and can sometimes even lead one to a totally erroneous conclusion. The 1874-S is another such date. It is generally considered to be the equivalent to the 1875-S and 1876-S which have similar mintages. but in Unc., the 1874-S is very difficult to obtain while both the 1875-S and 1876-S are relatively common.