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1880-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
8993
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
836,000
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 5,125 R-3.9 29 / 73 TIE 96 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 19 / 73 77 / 148
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,125
60 or Better 300
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.9
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 29 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 19 / 73
65 or Better 1 / 73
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 96 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 77 / 148
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
	MS64 PCGS grade

AWA Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Discovered in Paris and certified by PCGS in 6/2016

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Saddle Ridge Hoard

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 estimated grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:4413, $42,593.75

8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
 
	MS64 PCGS grade 
#3 MS64 PCGS grade

AWA Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Discovered in Paris and certified by PCGS in 6/2016

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Saddle Ridge Hoard

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:4413, $42,593.75

#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Here is a real "sleeper" date that, until now, few people have appreciated. It is widely considered to be a common date and, in truth, it is only moderately scarce in circulated grades. However, in strictly uncirculated condition it is definitely rare, much rarer, in fact, than many more highly touted dates in the series. Compared to the 1880-S, for example, all of the late CC-Mint issues except the 1891-CC are downright common in Unc. Hundreds of 1893-CC's exist in Unc., including many gems, but if there is a gem 1880-S in existence, I am unaware of it. In AU, the 1880-S is very scarce and even average quality uncirculated examples are rare. Choice mint state pieces are very rare; I have seen only a few at that level and, as I mentioned, no gems at all.
Ron Guth:

The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained forty-one 1880-S $20s, including six ungradeable examples, ten Mint State examples, and one PCGS MS64 (which tied for Second Finest Known with an already existing PCGS MS64).