1889 $20 PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -40680
PCGS#: 9105

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $92.5

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 41 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
55
1
60
17,500
1
61
20,000
62+
27,500
63
40,000
63+
45,000
64+
85,000
65
150,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

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