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

1863 $20 (Proof)


PCGS #:
9075
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
30
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$66,700 • PCGS PR64 • 10-1-1999 • Bowers & Merena
62
85,000
62
62+
90,000
62+
63
110,000
2
63
63+
135,000
63+
64
225,000
2
64
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 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  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR63 PCGS grade  
3 PR63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR63 PCGS grade  
3 PR63 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of this date are very rare: only an estimated 11-12 still exist. However, along with the 1862 and 1864, the 1863 is one of the three most often encountered proofs prior to 1881.