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

1870 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9085
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
35
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$368,000 • PCGS PR66 • 1-1-2009 • Stack's
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 11 R-9.5 2 / 11 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 11 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 PR61 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR61 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of this date are very rare. I would estimate that no more than 10 proofs still exist out of the original 35 mintage.