1874-S $20 AU58 Certification #38178696, PCGS #8972

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

This date is not as scarce as any of the preceeding issues from the San Francisco Mint and it is npt especially difficult to locate in circulated condition, even AU. In full mint state, however, the 1874-S is quite scarce and choice and gem quality uncs, though known, are definitely rare. In terms of both overall rarity and condition rarity, the 1874-S is very similar to the 1878-S. In my comments on the 1874-CC, I noted that mere mintage figures often do not tell the story and can sometimes even lead one to a totally erroneous conclusion. The 1874-S is another such date. It is generally considered to be the equivalent to the 1875-S and 1876-S which have similar mintages. but in Unc., the 1874-S is very difficult to obtain while both the 1875-S and 1876-S are relatively common.

 

PCGS #
8972
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
34.00 millimeters
Weight
33.40 grams
Mintage
1214000
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
1061
Pop Lower
1118
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 6075 R-3.7 28 / 31 101 / 148 TIE
All Grades 525 R-5.9 24 / 31 87 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
65 or Better 6075
All Grades 525
60 or Better 0
65 or Better R-3.7
All Grades R-5.9
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better 28 / 31
All Grades 24 / 31
60 or Better 1 / 31
65 or Better 101 / 148 TIE
All Grades 87 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
	MS63 PCGS grade

"AWA" Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade
 
	MS63 PCGS grade 
#1 MS63 PCGS grade

"AWA" Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
MS62 PCGS grade #5 MS62 PCGS grade