1884-S $20 MS64 PCGS. Despite a plentiful mintage
for the issue of 916,000 business strikes, like so
many Type Three Liberty double eagles--especially
S-mint issues--the 1884-S is common in lower grades
up to and including MS62, but rare in MS63 and higher.
Indeed, this is one of only 17 examples so graded
at PCGS, with only one finer (6/08).
Regardless of the numerical grade, this piece is
clearly head and shoulders above most survivors of
this series, with its bold combination of sharp strike,
pristine surfaces, potent luster, and beautiful apricot-gold
center with greenish-gold at the borders. A wonderful
Type 3 double eagle for only $21,500.00