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

1874 $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
8970
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
366,780
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$39,950 • PCGS MS64 • 8-16-2015 • 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 2,725 R-4.4 11 / 31 TIE 64 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 212 R-6.8 20 / 31 73 / 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
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
8 MS62 PCGS grade  
8 MS62 PCGS grade  
8 MS62 PCGS grade  

David Akers (1975/88): The 1874 is generally considered to be a relatively "common date" Type II Double Eagle but it is really quite scarce in all grades.In fact, it is a little more rare overall than such dates as the 1865, 1866 and 1872 and it is considerably more rare than the "hoard" date 1867. It is virtually identical in overall rarity to the 1875. In strictly uncircualted condition, the 1874 is very scarce although not as rare as the forementioned 1865 and 1866. Choice and gem quality uncs exist but they are definitely rare.