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

1875 $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+
PCGS #:
8973
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
295,720
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$66,000 • MS • 6-1-1996 • Spink America
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1,465
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1,490
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1,500
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 4,875 R-4.0 23 / 31 TIE 90 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 1,025 R-4.9 27 / 31 TIE 100 / 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 MS65 estimated grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 estimated grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade  

David Akers (1975/88): In terms of both overall rarity and condition rarity, the 1875 is almost identical to the 1874. It is slightly rarer as a date than the 1865 and 1866 but not as rare as either in uncirculated condition. When available, the 1875 is usually only VF or EF and strictly uncirculated examples are seldom seen. In choice or gem mint state, the 1875 is surprisingly rare and I doubt if more than a couple of true gems exist.