1893 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
9022
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
344,280
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major 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 20,500 R-2.7 48 / 73 TIE 123 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 50 / 73 TIE 120 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 20,500
60 or Better 6,000
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-3.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 48 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 50 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 73
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 123 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 120 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #9022 (MS)     64
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 MS66 estimated grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
PCGS #9022 (MS)     64 #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 1893 is a moderately scarce date, certainly much more scarce than most of the Philadelphia Mint Liberty Heads that follow. (The 1898, 1902, 1905 and 1906 are really the only exceptions.) A large percentage of the known examples of this date are uncirculated but, of course, EF and AU specimens are also known. Most of the uncs are heavily bagmarked MS-60 coins and so choice and gem quality pieces, especially the latter, are seldom encountered. This is yet another date that used to be rare in Unc. until substantial quantities were discovered in Europe in the 1960's.