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

1872 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9087
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
30
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$143,750 • PCGS PR66 • 6-12-2002 • 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 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  

Stack's 6/2002:127, $143,750

2 PR64 PCGS grade  

La Jolla Lady's Collection - Heritage 10/2014:5111, $135,125 - Doug Winter

3 PR62 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  

Stack's 6/2002:127, $143,750

2 PR64 PCGS grade  

La Jolla Lady's Collection - Heritage 10/2014:5111, $135,125 - Doug Winter

3 PR62 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of this date are very rare but not quite as rare as proofs of 1867, 1868, 1870 or 1871. Of the 30 proofs minted, perhaps 10 or 11 can still be traced today.