1896 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
9029
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
792,535
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die 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 40,000 R-2.6 54 / 73 TIE 129 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 9,500 R-3.1 58 / 73 TIE 129 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 16 / 73 TIE 25 / 148 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 40,000
60 or Better 9,500
65 or Better 5
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-3.1
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 54 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 58 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 73 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 129 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 129 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 25 / 148 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS64+ PCGS grade
7 MS64+ PCGS grade
7 MS64+ PCGS grade
10 MS64 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS64+ PCGS grade
#7 MS64+ PCGS grade
#7 MS64+ PCGS grade
#10 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Due to the fact that its mintage is lower than most of the dates after 1893, the 1896 is sometimes touted as being considerably more rare than it is. In truth, it is a pretty common coin, on a par with the 1894 and 1897. Any 1896 short of gem condition must be considered common and even gems are only scarce and not rare.