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

1869 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9084
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
25
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$308,000 • NGC PR65 • 5-27-1990 • Superior Galleries
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60
42,500
60
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45,000
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62
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51,500
62+
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69,500
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76,000
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135,000
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155,000
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295,000
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355,000
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66
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 10 R-9.5 2 / 11 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 3 / 11 TIE 11 / 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 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR64 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): With only 25 struck, it is obvious that proofs of this date are very rare although not quite as difficult to locate as the proofs of 1865, 1867 and 1868. Perhaps as many as 10 or 11 proofs still exist but that may be a high estimate.