1885-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 #:
9005
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
683,500
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 16,500 R-2.8 45 / 73 TIE 120 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 2,625 R-4.4 43 / 73 112 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 73 TIE 2 / 148 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 16,500
60 or Better 2,625
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-4.4
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 45 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 73
65 or Better 1 / 73 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 120 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 112 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 148 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

Saddle Ridge Hoard

3 MS64+ PCGS grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Saddle Ridge Hoard

#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1885-S is a moderately scarce date, comparable overall to the 1879-S and 1882-S but not as rare as either in uncirculated condition. The 1885-S is almost identical in rarity to the 1888-S and it is also very similar to the 1892-S, 1893-S, 1901-S and 1905-S. This date is usually available in grades ranging from VF to average uncirculated. I have seen a few superb examples of this date, the finest being the near perfect coin that is in a prominent Dallas Bank collection.
Ron Guth:

The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained twenty 1885-S Double Eagles, including five Mint State examples. The finest example in the hoard was a PCGS MS64+, which now ranks as the Second Finest Known.