1850 $20 (Proof)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1849-1907

PCGS #:
9062
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
3
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
N/A
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1 R-10.0 1 / 13 TIE 1 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 55
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 55
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-10.0
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 13 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 13
65 or Better 1 / 13
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 55
65 or Better 1 / 55

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR61 estimated grade

Bibliotheque Nationale museum collection in Paris, France

#1 PR61 estimated grade

Bibliotheque Nationale museum collection in Paris, France

David Hall:

Supposedly two or three proof $20 Liberties were struck in 1850. Today, only one survivor is known. It is in the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France museum in Paris. It is a cleaned PR61. I have personally examined the coin and it is absolutely an unquestionable proof, it just sadly has been fairly harshly cleaned at some time in the past. The coin is part of the collection of a French national who came to the United States circa 1840, made his fortune, and returned to France. He was fortunately a coin collector who obtained many important coins directly from the U.S. Mint while he was in the United States.