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SERIES: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1867 $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+
PCGS #:
8951
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
251,015
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$258,500 • NGC MS66 • 11-14-2014 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 3,212 R-4.3 14 / 31 TIE 72 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 312 R-6.3 22 / 31 TIE 78 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3377, $258,500

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2014:4917, $28,200

2 MS63 PCGS grade  

Heritage 4/2006:2163, $28,463 - Heritage 8/2006:5643, $34,500

4 MS62+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:13229, $13,512.50

4 MS62+ PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3377, $258,500

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2014:4917, $28,200

2 MS63 PCGS grade  

Heritage 4/2006:2163, $28,463 - Heritage 8/2006:5643, $34,500

4 MS62+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:13229, $13,512.50

4 MS62+ PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Though the 1867 $20 is available by the hundreds in Mint State, it rarely comes as nice as Akers suggested years ago.  He wrote that a number of "choice or gem quality" examples existed, but they simply have not shown up yet -- certainly not at auction or in the population reports at PCGS or NGC.  In fact, the best certified examples are a few pieces of MS63 quality.  Thus, this date should now be considered under-rated in top condition.


David Akers (1975/88): Several substantial quantities of mint state 1867 Double Eagles were discovered in Europe in the 1960's and so the 1867 is relatively common in Unc. and is certainly one of the dates prior to 1873 most likely to be available in choice condition. These mint state "hoard" coins are characterized by attractive color (pink, green and copper) and excellent lustre. As many as several hundred uncs exist and although most are the typical bagmarked 60 quality, a number of them are choice or gem quality.