1861 $20 (Proof)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1849-1907

PCGS #:
9073
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
66
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 6 R-9.7 5 / 13 TIE 5 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 13 TIE 4 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 55
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6
60 or Better 5
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.7
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 13 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 13 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 13
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 55

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade
#1 PR64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): In proof, the 1861 is possibly the rarest date after 1858. It is more rare than the 1859, 1865, 1868, 1874, 1875 or the famous proof-only 1883 and 1884. The only proof I have ever seen offered for sale was the coin in Kagin's "Sale of the 70's" in 1973 that realized $38,000. In my opinion, only six or seven proofs are known. Since 66 proofs were struck, it is probable that most of them were not sold and were later melted.