1876 $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 #:
8976
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
583,860
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 4,700 R-4.0 23 / 31 TIE 90 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 975 R-5.0 26 / 31 98 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,700
60 or Better 975
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 31
65 or Better 1 / 31
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 90 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 98 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2009:1320, $40,250 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS64+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 1/2002:754 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:106, $57,500 - High Desert Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #8976 (MS)     64
3 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
10 MS63+ PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2009:1320, $40,250 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS64+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 1/2002:754 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:106, $57,500 - High Desert Collection

PCGS #8976 (MS)     64 #3 MS64 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#10 MS63+ PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1876 is the second most common Philadelphia Mint Type II Double Eagle after the 1873 Open 3. It is fairly easy to obtain in any grade up to average uncirculated. Even choice (63 quality) mint state specimens are seen fairly often and it is only in gem condition that the 1876 is rare. Overall, the 1876 is most similar in rarity to such earlier issues as the 1850, 1851, 1852, and 1853 although it is available more often in Unc. than any of those four dates.