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

1903 $20 (Proof)

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PCGS PR64

PCGS PR61

PCGS PR55
PCGS #:
9119
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
158
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$61,688 • PCGS PR64 • 7-27-2013 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 56 R-8.4 27 / 31 TIE 49 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 53 R-8.4 28 / 31 TIE 49 / 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 PR65 PCGS grade  
1 PR65 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade
3 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  
1 PR65 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade
3 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade  

David Akers (1975/88): The proof mintage for the 1903 was the highest of any Liberty Head Double Eagle. However, the 1903 is certainly not the most common proof. Perhaps some of those minted were later melted or maybe the attrition rate for the 1903 was higher than usual.