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

1860 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9072
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
59
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$230,000 • NGC PR64 • 1-5-2011 • Heritage
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60
47,500
61
55,000
62
90,000
62+
95,000
63+
145,000
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 10 R-9.5 7 / 13 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 9 R-9.6 6 / 13 6 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 13 TIE 1 / 55 TIE
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
2 PR63 estimated grade  
3 PR35 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
2 PR63 estimated grade  
3 PR35 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of this date are very rare. A reported 59 were struck but because an 1860 proof is actually more rare than many later proofs with much lower mintages it is likely that many were never sold and thus were later melted. I would estimate that no more than 10 proofs can be accounted for today.