1905-S $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 #:
9048
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
1,813,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 9,750 R-3.0 39 / 73 112 / 148
60 or Better 4,000 R-4.2 45 / 73 TIE 115 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 21 / 73 TIE 31 / 148 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 9,750
60 or Better 4,000
65 or Better 12
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.0
60 or Better R-4.2
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 39 / 73
60 or Better 45 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 21 / 73 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 112 / 148
60 or Better 115 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 31 / 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
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
10 MS64+ PCGS grade PCGS #9048 (MS)     64+
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #9048 (MS)     64+ #10 MS64+ PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): For years, most collectors and dealers have used mintage figures as their principal guide in determining the rarity of a particular coin. (PCGS CoinFacts editors note: remember, David Akers was writing this in 1982, before PCGS and population reports. But his comments were very accurate for the time and very interesting for us today.) However, as I have stated many times, mintage figures can be very misleading, and the 1905-S is a perfect example of this fact. With a mintage of 1.8 million pieces, the 1905-S should be quite common, even in Unc. Wrong! Choice mint state pieces are very scarce and I have seen no more than a couple of true gems.