1854 $20 (Proof)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1849-1907

PCGS #:
9066
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
2
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
N/A
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

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

No Proof $20 gold pieces are known from 1851-1857 except for a single 1854 rumored to exist in a Proof Set in Bremen, Germany. However, no one (to our knowledge) has seen this coin and the only reason we list it here is because of Walter Breen's citation. He also lists an example in Morgenthau 6/1940:5, which is also untraced and unconfirmed.

Sources and/or recommended reading: Breen, Walter. Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins, New York: F.C.I. Press, Inc., 1988