1878 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
8985
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
543,625
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 6,575 R-3.6 34 / 73 104 / 148
60 or Better 725 R-5.5 28 / 73 93 / 148
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6,575
60 or Better 725
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.6
60 or Better R-5.5
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 34 / 73
60 or Better 28 / 73
65 or Better 1 / 73
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 104 / 148
60 or Better 93 / 148
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #8985 (MS) 64

Heritage 12/2010:4643, $23,000

1 MS64 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2017:501, $37,600

1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS63+ PCGS grade
9 MS63+ PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #8985 (MS) 64 
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2010:4643, $23,000

#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2017:501, $37,600

#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#9 MS63+ PCGS grade
#9 MS63+ PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Despite its substantially higher mintage, the 1878 is essentially identical with respect to both overall rarity and condition rarity to the 1877. It is also very similar in overall rarity to the 1854 and 1860 although it is not quite as rare as either, especially the 1854, in full mint state. The 1878 is not deserving of "common date" status. Choice and gem uncirculated examples do exist but they are surprisingly rare.