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

1862 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9074
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
35
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$203,500 • GEM PR • 5-1-1998 • David Akers
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 11 R-9.5 7 / 13 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 7 / 13 TIE 11 / 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 PR62 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
2 PR62 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of 1862 are very rare but encountered with greater regularity than most other proofs prior to 1881. I estimate that 12-13 proofs still exist out of the original 35 mintage.