1874-CC $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
8971
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
115,085
Mint:
Carson City
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 2,131 R-4.5 10 / 31 60 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 5 / 31 26 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,131
60 or Better 15
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 31
60 or Better 5 / 31
65 or Better 1 / 31
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 60 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

A.J. Vanderbilt Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2018:10405, $78,000 - Heritage 8/2018:5316, $90,000 - Alto Collection, Part II - Stack’s 10/1991:1085, $10,450

1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade

Fairmont Collection - Tom Bender Collection

4 MS61 PCGS grade PCGS #8971 (MS)     61
4 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2010:5011 - Rusty Goe, 11/2010 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11043, $27,600

4 MS61 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade

A.J. Vanderbilt Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2018:10405, $78,000 - Heritage 8/2018:5316, $90,000 - Alto Collection, Part II - Stack’s 10/1991:1085, $10,450

#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS61 PCGS grade

Fairmont Collection - Tom Bender Collection

PCGS #8971 (MS)     61 #4 MS61 PCGS grade
#4 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2010:5011 - Rusty Goe, 11/2010 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11043, $27,600

#4 MS61 PCGS grade
#4 MS61 PCGS grade
#4 MS61 PCGS grade
#4 MS61 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1874-CC is only moderately scarce as a date and the colllector who just wants an example of this date and is not particularly fussy about the grade should have little trouble locating one. However, almost the entire popualtion of 1874-CC twenties grades EF or less and in AU condition the date is surprisingly scarce. In mint state, the 1874-CC is rare and in choice or gem Unc. the date is little short of unobtainable. I have personally never seen a gem and can recall only a single specimen that I would grade "choice." In my view, this issue, because of its closeness in date and mintage to the common 1875-CC, is unappreciated and underrated.

This issue is one of the many cases in point where the mintage doesn't begin to tell the story. A comparison of the mintage of the 1874-CC and 1875-CC would lead one to believe that they are about equal in rarity. If there were any advantage of one over the other it would be on the side of the 1875-CC which has a slightly lower mintage. However, the reality of the situation is that the 1874-CC is rare in Unc. while the 1875-CC is common. Furthermore, dates such as the 1877-CC, 1882-CC, 1883-CC, 1884-CC, 1889-CC, 1890-CC, 1892-CC and 1893-CC all have lower mintages than the 1874-CC (in some cases much lower mintages0 and yet are nowhere near as rare as the 1874-CC in full mint state.