1867-S GOLD $20 LIBERTYPCGS MS 60Like the other Post Civil War Reconstruction-era double eagles produced at the San Francisco Mint, this issue had a fairly substantial mintage approaching 1 million pieces, but the West Coast's gold-centered economy resulted in heavy circulation of all such denominations, which rendered Uncirculated survivors elusive today. The 1867-S is often overlooked as a common date in circulated condition, but in Mint State it is a genuinely rare issue. Rarely Offered in Uncirculated condition, the 1867-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle in MS-60 (PCGS) is a rare find indeed. Even though close to a million 1867-S Double Eagles were minted (920,750), amounting to $18,415,000 in face value. The 1867-S is one of the most difficult Type II Double Eagle issues to locate in high grades, as the number of Uncirculated examples remaining today number only a few dozen. It is the second rarest San Francisco Type II coin in Mint State condition, and it is the third rarest in overall rarity. Many saw heavy circulation or were destroyed by melting. Scarce and underrated, the 1867-S is a desirable issue in most grades, with choice original examples commanding significant premiums. This PCGS MS 60 is a fine Uncirculated Type-II example of an historic coin.
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