1879 $20 (Proof)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1849-1907

PCGS #:
9095
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
30
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 10 R-9.5 3 / 31 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 3 / 31 TIE 11 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 31 TIE 1 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 10
60 or Better 10
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.5
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 31 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 10 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR63 PCGS grade

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1871, $29,900

#1 PR63 PCGS grade

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1871, $29,900

David Akers (1975/88): Proof 1879 Double eagles are very rare; no more than 10 or 11 have survived.