1881-S $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 #:
8995
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
727,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 8,812 R-3.2 36 / 73 TIE 109 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 537 R-5.9 25 / 73 87 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 8,812
60 or Better 537
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.2
60 or Better R-5.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 36 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 73
65 or Better 1 / 73
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 109 / 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 MS65 estimated grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade

Saddle Ridge Hoard

2 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS63+ PCGS grade

Saddle Ridge Hoard

5 MS63+ PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade
MS64 PCGS grade #2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade

Saddle Ridge Hoard

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS63+ PCGS grade

Saddle Ridge Hoard

#5 MS63+ PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1881-S is a scarce and underrated date, slightly more rare than the 1880-S but not quite as difficult to obtain in Unc. Uncs are known but only a very few of them could reasonably be called choice or gem.

Ron Guth:

The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained thirty-eight 1881-S $20s, all of which were considered gradeable. This group included nine Mint State examples, the best of which was a PCGS MS64 that tied previously existing examples for "Second Finest Known" honors.