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

1854 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9066
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2
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 1 R-10.0 1 / 13 TIE 1 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 55

Ron Guth: No Proof $20 gold pieces are known from 1851-1857 except for a single 1854 rumored to exist in a Proof Set in Bremen, Germany.  However, no one (to our knowledge) has seen this coin and the only reason we list it here is because of Walter Breen's citation.  He also lists an example in Morgenthau 6/1940:5, which is also untraced and unconfirmed.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
Breen, Walter. Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins, New York: F.C.I. Press, Inc., 1988