Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 5,000
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1181.41 (9/19/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1891 CC $20 MS obverse 1891 CC $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Carson City Mint was actively engaged in producing eagles and half eagles in 1891, and the storied facility could spare the resources for only a token mintage of double eagles. To quote Doug Winter in Gold Coins of the Carson City Mint:

'Unlike the Carson City half eagles and eagles of this date, the 1891-CC double eagle is a rare, low mintage issue. In fact, its original production of just 5,000 pieces is the second lowest for any Carson City double eagle, trailing only the 1870-CC.'

Winter estimates a surviving population of 150-200 pieces for the issue, with only 10-15 survivors in Mint State. Most examples seen are in circulated grades, and any MS62 graded coin would be a candidate for Condition Census.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/8/2014

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1891 CC $20 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 235
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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10/14/1998 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1095, 1095/Lot# 1961 $4,009.00
5/30/2007 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #438, 438/Lot# 2635 $33,350.00
1/24/2008 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 215, 221/Lot# 6010 $12,937.50
1/31/2010 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2417 $8,337.50
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 103726 $20,310.40
1/8/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 7206 $11,750.00
6/27/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2681 $28,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 CC $20 MS
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Base250726432784293136055091534255746255664571617471849498101083511366119171248713076136871431814970
255226902833315541005174541958016385681772647812893210151110121154912107126831327913897145350
00000054195801638568177264781289321015111012115491210712683132791389700
00000054966028651569897367815393711049311189117331229712879134831410700
1891 CC $20 MS Prooflike
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Base33338618708758828949039169259339491092151526023984682099182199236947
3332898648718778868979079199279389961233187730624929785213942269770
000000877886897907919927938996123318773062492978521394200
0000008798909009119229309431044137422393523587488851796700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 7161
Owner: The Loaned Ranger
 
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