1887-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS #:
9007
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
283,000
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 4,000 R-4.2 27 / 73 80 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 1,650 R-4.7 34 / 73 TIE 102 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 73 TIE 2 / 148 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 1,650
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-4.7
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 27 / 73
60 or Better 34 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 73 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 80 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 102 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 148 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
 
	MS64 PCGS grade 
#2 MS64 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1887 is a relatively scarce date in all grades, comparable overall to the 1881-S and a little more rare than the 1880-S and 1890-S. It is not as rare in Unc., however, as either the 1880-S or 1881-S. In choice mint state the 1887-S is very scarce and gems are notably rare. A few really superb examples of this date are also known including the Unc-67 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 only eleven 1887-S Double Eagles. One was ungradeable due to cleaning, but three were Mint State.