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

1864 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9076
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
50
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$161,000 • PCGS PR64 • 1-12-2005 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 12 R-9.5 7 / 13 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 11 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  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  

David Akers (1975/88): Proofs are very rare but, along with the proofs of 1862 and 1863, are more often available than any other proofs prior to 1881. In my opinion, it is quite likely that a substantial number of the original proof mintage were never sold and were subsequently melted. I would estimate that perhaps a dozen proofs still exist of the 50 originally struck.