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

1883-S $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
9000
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,189,000
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$20,700 • PCGS MS64 • 8-18-2004 • 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 15,750 R-2.8 45 / 73 TIE 120 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 1,650 R-4.7 34 / 73 TIE 102 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
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David Akers (1975/88): The 1883-S is a relatively common date that can be obtained in any grade up to and including average uncirculated without much difficulty. In choice mint state, the 1883-S is certainly scarce but not rare. True gems, of course, are quite rare but I have seen a number of coins in that category. Overall, the 1883-S is similar in rarity to the 1875-S, 1877-S, 1884-S, and 1902-S although it is much more difficult to locate in choice or gem Unc. than the 1884-S.

Ron Guth: The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained forty-six 1883-S Double Eagles, the bulk of which were circulated.  Of the ten Mint State examples in the hoard, the best examples were three PCGS MS63s.