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

1885 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9101
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
77
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$101,500 • NGC PR66 • 8-1-1998 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 17 R-9.2 9 / 31 30 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 16 R-9.3 7 / 31 TIE 27 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 9 / 31 TIE 24 / 55 TIE
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  
2 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR63 PCGS grade  
4 PR53 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  
2 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR63 PCGS grade  
4 PR53 estimated grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of this date are very rare, on a par with the 1881 and 1883 and just a little less rare than the 1882 and 1884. Approximately 15-18 proofs are known.