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

1876 $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
8976
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
583,860
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$64,625 • PCGS MS64 • 9-25-2013 • 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 4,700 R-4.0 23 / 31 TIE 90 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 975 R-5.0 26 / 31 98 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 1/2002:754 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:106, $57,500 - High Desert Collection

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

Bowers & Merena 1/2002:754 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:106, $57,500 - High Desert Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1876 is the second most common Philadelphia Mint Type II Double Eagle after the 1873 Open 3. It is fairly easy to obtain in any grade up to average uncirculated. Even choice (63 quality) mint state specimens are seen fairly often and it is only in gem condition that the 1876 is rare. Overall, the 1876 is most similar in rarity to such earlier issues as the 1850, 1851, 1852, and 1853 although it is available more often in Unc. than any of those four dates.