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

1866 $20 Motto (Proof)

PCGS #:
9081
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
30
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$126,500 • PCGS PR64 • 5-1-2007 • Superior Galleries
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47,500
62
52,500
62+
54,000
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69,500
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76,000
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155,000
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 14 R-9.4 10 / 11 26 / 55
60 or Better 13 R-9.4 10 / 11 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 4 / 11 TIE 13 / 55 TIE
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 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  
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs are very rare, a little more so than those dated 1862, 1863 and 1864 but not quite as rare as the 1865, 1867 or 1868. I would estimate that perhaps 10 or 11 still exist.