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

1877 $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS61
PCGS #:
8982
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
397,650
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$27,600 • PCGS MS64 • 5-28-2006 • Superior Galleries
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 4,575 R-4.0 28 / 73 90 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 625 R-5.7 26 / 73 TIE 89 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade
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2 MS63 PCGS grade  
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2 MS63 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): This date is a scarce one, certainly head and shoulders above the so-called "common dates" of the series. Overall, the 1877 is similar in rarity to the 1854, 1860 and 1878 among others and it is more rare than the 1867 and 1876, especially in strictly uncirculated condition. Also, in my experience, I have seen more Unc. 1872 twenties than I have 1977's although the 1872 had fewer auction appearances in my survey. The 1877, as scarce as it is, is not as difficult to obtain as the 1874 or 1875. When available, this date is usually in EF or AU condition. Average quality uncs are very scarce and choice mint state pieces are rare. In gem condition, the 1877 is very rare and I have seen only a couple at that level.