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

1879 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9095
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
30
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$83,375 • NGC PR66 • 5-4-2000 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 10 R-9.5 3 / 31 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 3 / 31 TIE 11 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 31 TIE 1 / 55 TIE
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR63 PCGS grade  

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1871, $29,900

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR63 PCGS grade  

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1871, $29,900

David Akers (1975/88): Proof 1879 Double eagles are very rare; no more than 10 or 11 have survived.