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

1905 $20 (Proof)

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PCGS PR62
PCGS #:
9121
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
92
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$103,500 • PCGS PR65 • 3-14-2006 • American Numismatic Rarities
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 41 R-8.6 22 / 31 TIE 44 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 39 R-8.7 22 / 31 43 / 55
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  

John M. Clapp Collection, purchased directly from the U.S. Mint in 12/1905 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:1013 - Stack's 10/1988:165 - New York Connoisseur's Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:1737, $103,500

1 PR65 PCGS grade  
3 PR64+ PCGS grade  

Goldbergs 5/2007:1799, $46,000 - Heritage 1/2015:4410, $49,350

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

John M. Clapp Collection, purchased directly from the U.S. Mint in 12/1905 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:1013 - Stack's 10/1988:165 - New York Connoisseur's Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:1737, $103,500

1 PR65 PCGS grade  
3 PR64+ PCGS grade  

Goldbergs 5/2007:1799, $46,000 - Heritage 1/2015:4410, $49,350

4 PR64 PCGS grade  
4 PR64 PCGS grade  
4 PR64 PCGS grade  
4 PR64 PCGS grade  
4 PR64 PCGS grade  
4 PR64 PCGS grade  
4 PR64 estimated grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of 1905 are similar in rarity to the proofs of 1896, 1900, 1901 and 1904; that is, an estimated 30-35 are known.