1896-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
9030
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
1,403,925
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC 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 51,500 R-2.4 62 / 73 TIE 137 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 9,500 R-3.1 58 / 73 TIE 129 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 11 / 73 TIE 19 / 148 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 51,500
60 or Better 9,500
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.4
60 or Better R-3.1
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 62 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 58 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 73 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 137 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 129 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 148 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #9030 (MS)     64
8 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #8 MS64 PCGS grade
PCGS #9030 (MS)     64 #8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1896-S is not exactly a rare date but it also does not fall in the "common date" category. It is similar in both population rarity and condition rarity to the 1889-S, 1894-S, 1903-S and 1906-S. In any grade up to and including choice uncirculated, the 1896-S is no more than moderately scarce. True gems, however, are very scarce.