1888 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
9008
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
226,161
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

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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 5,750 R-3.8 31 / 73 100 / 148
60 or Better 1,750 R-4.7 34 / 73 TIE 102 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,750
60 or Better 1,750
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.8
60 or Better R-4.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 31 / 73
60 or Better 34 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 73
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 100 / 148
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
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 estimated grade
7 MS64 estimated grade
7 MS64 estimated grade
7 MS64 estimated 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
#7 MS64 estimated grade
#7 MS64 estimated grade
#7 MS64 estimated grade
#7 MS64 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): Although it is obviously not as rare as the seven P-Mint Double Eagles immediately preceding it, the 1888 is still a scarce date, essentially equal in overall rarity and condition rarity to the 1877 and 1878. It is similar in population rarity (i.e. total number known) to the much lower mintage 1889 but rarer than the 1889 in high grade. Choice and even gem uncirculated examples do exist but they are definitely rare.