1866 $20 Motto (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8949
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
698,745
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - 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 3,010 R-4.3 14 / 31 TIE 72 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 9 / 31 34 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,010
60 or Better 25
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.3
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 14 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 31
65 or Better 1 / 31
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 72 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 34 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
	MS64 PCGS grade

AWA Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 estimated grade

Bowdoin College Collection - Hans Schulman 2/1972, lot number unknown (as a Raw Proof!) - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack’s 2/1983:111 - Stack’s “Auction ‘84” 7/1984:1473 - Stack's 10/2005:1314, $80,500 - Heritage 7/2008:2054, $126,500

4 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade PCGS #8949 (MS)     61
5 MS61 PCGS grade PCGS #8949 (MS)     61
5 MS61 PCGS grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade
 
	MS64 PCGS grade 
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

AWA Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 estimated grade

Bowdoin College Collection - Hans Schulman 2/1972, lot number unknown (as a Raw Proof!) - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack’s 2/1983:111 - Stack’s “Auction ‘84” 7/1984:1473 - Stack's 10/2005:1314, $80,500 - Heritage 7/2008:2054, $126,500

#4 MS62 PCGS grade
PCGS #8949 (MS)     61 #5 MS61 PCGS grade
PCGS #8949 (MS)     61 #5 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1866 is scarce in all grades, roughly comparable overall to the 1865, 1872, 1874 and 1875. It is, however, far more rare than the latter three dates in uncirculated condition. Most known 1866's grade in the VF-AU range. Average uncirculated (60) specimens are known but are rare. I have seen a couple of choice uncs but nothing at the gem level.