1888-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 #:
9009
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
859,600
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 14,750 R-2.9 40 / 73 TIE 113 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 2,325 R-4.5 41 / 73 TIE 109 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 14,750
60 or Better 2,325
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-4.5
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 40 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 41 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 73
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 113 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 109 / 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
4 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64+ PCGS grade
#1 MS64+ PCGS grade
#1 MS64+ PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1888-S is essentially equal in both population rarity and condition rarity to the 1885-S. It is also similar in overall rarity to the 1879-S, 1882-S, 1892-S, 1893-S, 1901-S and 1905-S although it is not as rare as the first two in high grade. The 1888-S cannot really be called scarce in the circulated grades but Unc-60 specimens are moderately scarce. Choice mint state examples are very scarce and true gems are unquestionably rare.
Ron Guth:

The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained sixty-two 1888-S Double Eagles, including seven Mint State examples. The best coins of this group were six MS64s.