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

1888 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9104
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
105
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$63,250 • PR64 • 10-1-1997 • David Akers
Go To Grade
  • 55
  • 55+
  • 58
  • 58+
  • 60
  • 61
  • 62
  • 62+
  • 63
  • 63+
  • 64
  • 64+
  • 65
  • 66
55
10,000
1
55+
10,200
58
10,500
1
58+
11,000
60
15,000
2
61
18,500
1
62
24,000
1
62+
25,500
63+
38,500
64+
65,000
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 26 R-8.9 16 / 31 TIE 38 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 24 R-9.0 12 / 31 TIE 33 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 9 / 31 TIE 24 / 55 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
7 PR62 PCGS grade  
8 PR61 PCGS grade  
9 PR60 PCGS grade  
9 PR60 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of 1888 are very rare, at least as rare as proofs of 1887 and probably even a little rarer. It is my estimate that 20-25 proofs still exist.