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

1859 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9071
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
50
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$71,500 • PR65 • 10-1-1982 • Bowers & Ruddy
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 5 R-9.7 5 / 13 TIE 5 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 13 TIE 4 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 13 TIE 1 / 55 TIE
David Akers (1975/88): A few proofs of this date are known, perhaps as many as seven or eight. The Royal London Mint's collection contains two 1859 proofs of each of the U.S. gold denominations from $1 to $10. It is probable that at one time the Double Eagles were also in the collection but they are not there now.