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

1889 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9105
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
41
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$352,500 • PCGS PR65 • 1-8-2014 • 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 12 R-9.5 3 / 31 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 11 R-9.5 3 / 31 TIE 11 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 5 / 31 13 / 55 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  

William H. Woodin Collection - Thomas L. Elder 3/1911 - John H. Clapp - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:976, $24,200 - Klamath Mountain Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5569, $352,500

2 PR64 PCGS grade  
2 PR64 PCGS grade  
4 PR60 PCGS grade  
5 PR55 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  

William H. Woodin Collection - Thomas L. Elder 3/1911 - John H. Clapp - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:976, $24,200 - Klamath Mountain Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5569, $352,500

2 PR64 PCGS grade  
2 PR64 PCGS grade  
4 PR60 PCGS grade  
5 PR55 PCGS grade  
6 PR53 estimated grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of 1889 are very rare, more rare, in fact, than any of the proofs from 1881 to 1888. I doubt if more than a dozen proofs still exist.