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

1869-S $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61
PCGS #:
8956
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
686,750
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$83,375 • PCGS MS64 • 7-28-2005 • 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 2,645 R-4.4 11 / 31 TIE 64 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 57 R-8.4 13 / 31 TIE 52 / 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 MS64 PCGS grade

AWA Collection

1 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ohringer Family Trust Holdings - Goldbergs 9/2008:1291, $69,000

1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

AWA Collection

1 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ohringer Family Trust Holdings - Goldbergs 9/2008:1291, $69,000

1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
6 MS63 PCGS grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1623, $41,400

6 MS63 PCGS grade  
8 MS63 estimated grade  
8 MS63 estimated grade  
10 MS63 estimated grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1869-S is very similar in overall rarity to the four S-Mint twenties that follow (1870-S, 1871-S, 1872-S and 1873-S) as well as such earlier issues as 1858-S, 1859-S and 1863-S. It is not nearly as difficult to obtain as the 1866-S Motto, 1867-S or 1868-S. Although most available specimens grade EF or less, AU's and average quality uncs are occasionally offered. Choice and gem mint state specimens are known but are very rare. The finest I have ever seen is the Unc-65+ coin from Stack's September 1975 sale.