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

1868-S $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61
PCGS #:
8954
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
837,500
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$32,200 • NGC MS62 • 8-14-2006 • 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 3,628 R-4.2 18 / 31 TIE 80 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 6 / 31 TIE 29 / 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 MS63 estimated grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  

Goldbergs 9/2008:1593, $28,175

4 MS61 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 estimated grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  

Goldbergs 9/2008:1593, $28,175

4 MS61 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): In terms of overall rarity, the 1868-S is just a little less rare than the 1866-S Motto and 1867-S. It is essentially the same rarity as the 1860-S, 1861-S, 1862-S and 1864-S. Like most S-Mint issues of this era, the 1868-S is generally available only in EF or lower grade. In fact, in my experience, the most often encountered 1868-S is a heavily bagmarked VF. In AU, the date is definitely rare and in full mint state it is very rare. I have seen only a couple of Unc-60 examples and cannot recall ever having seen a choice or gem quality specimen.