1883-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS #:
9000
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
1,189,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 15,750 R-2.8 45 / 73 TIE 120 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 1,650 R-4.7 34 / 73 TIE 102 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 15,750
60 or Better 1,650
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-4.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 45 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 34 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 73
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 120 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 102 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1883-S is a relatively common date that can be obtained in any grade up to and including average uncirculated without much difficulty. In choice mint state, the 1883-S is certainly scarce but not rare. True gems, of course, are quite rare but I have seen a number of coins in that category. Overall, the 1883-S is similar in rarity to the 1875-S, 1877-S, 1884-S, and 1902-S although it is much more difficult to locate in choice or gem Unc. than the 1884-S.
Ron Guth:

The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained forty-six 1883-S Double Eagles, the bulk of which were circulated. Of the ten Mint State examples in the hoard, the best examples were three PCGS MS63s.