1884 $20 (Proof)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1849-1907

PCGS PR53

PCGS PR53

PCGS #:
9100
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
71
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 20 R-9.1 10 / 31 TIE 32 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 19 R-9.1 10 / 31 TIE 31 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 6 / 31 TIE 21 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 20
60 or Better 19
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.1
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 31 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 32 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 21 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade

The Greenwich Collection - Heritage 6/2004:6376, $126,500 - Dr. Robert J. Loewinger Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3144, $161,000 - Baltimore Collection - Heritage 10/2008:3153, $207,000 - Las Vegas Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5288, $103,500

1 PR64 PCGS grade
3 PR63 PCGS grade
4 PR60 PCGS grade
5 PR53 PCGS grade
6 PR45 estimated grade
#1 PR64 PCGS grade

The Greenwich Collection - Heritage 6/2004:6376, $126,500 - Dr. Robert J. Loewinger Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3144, $161,000 - Baltimore Collection - Heritage 10/2008:3153, $207,000 - Las Vegas Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5288, $103,500

#1 PR64 PCGS grade
#3 PR63 PCGS grade
#4 PR60 PCGS grade
#5 PR53 PCGS grade
#6 PR45 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): For many years, the 1884 took second billing to the 1883 as a rarity but it is now firmly established that the 1884 is the rarer of the two proof-only issues. As a date, the 1884 is the second rarest in the entire Liberty Head Double Eagle series after the excessively rare 1961 Paquet. All of the dates prior to 1881 are more rare in proof than the 1884 but, of course, they are available as business strikes while the 1884 is not. All 1884 Double Eagles that I have seen have an unusual surface texture or color discontinuity in the throat area. This is in the die and does not constitute a defect.