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

1905-S $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
9048
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,813,000
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$21,752 • PCGS MS65 • 2-27-2014 • Heritage
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1,455
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 9,750 R-3.0 39 / 73 112 / 148
60 or Better 4,000 R-4.2 45 / 73 TIE 115 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 21 / 73 TIE 31 / 148 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
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2 MS65 PCGS grade  
10 MS64+ PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): For years, most collectors and dealers have used mintage figures as their principal guide in determining the rarity of a particular coin. (PCGS CoinFacts editors note: remember, David Akers was writing this in 1982, before PCGS and population reports. But his comments were very accurate for the time and very interesting for us today.) However, as I have stated many times, mintage figures can be very misleading, and the 1905-S is a perfect example of this fact. With a mintage of 1.8 million pieces, the 1905-S should be quite common, even in Unc. Wrong! Choice mint state pieces are very scarce and I have seen no more than a couple of true gems.