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SERIES: Liberty Head $20 1849-1907
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1850 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9062
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1 R-10.0 1 / 13 TIE 1 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 55
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 55
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR61 estimated grade  

Bibliotheque Nationale museum collection in Paris, France

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR61 estimated grade  

Bibliotheque Nationale museum collection in Paris, France

David Hall: Supposedly two or three proof $20 Liberties were struck in 1850. Today, only one survivor is known. It is in the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France museum in Paris. It is a cleaned PR61. I have personally examined the coin and it is absolutely an unquestionable proof, it just sadly has been fairly harshly cleaned at some time in the past. The coin is part of the collection of a French national who came to the United States circa 1840, made his fortune, and returned to France. He was fortunately a coin collector who obtained many important coins directly from the U.S. Mint while he was in the United States.