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

1893 $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
9022
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
344,280
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$69,000 • NGC MS67 • 3-1-2009 • Bowers & Merena
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1,480
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 20,500 R-2.7 48 / 73 TIE 123 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 50 / 73 TIE 120 / 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 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1893 is a moderately scarce date, certainly much more scarce than most of the Philadelphia Mint Liberty Heads that follow. (The 1898, 1902, 1905 and 1906 are really the only exceptions.) A large percentage of the known examples of this date are uncirculated but, of course, EF and AU specimens are also known. Most of the uncs are heavily bagmarked MS-60 coins and so choice and gem quality pieces, especially the latter, are seldom encountered. This is yet another date that used to be rare in Unc. until substantial quantities were discovered in Europe in the 1960's.