Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 52
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1097.92 (8/29/2015)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1891 $20 PF obverse 1891 $20 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Aside from its obvious rarity as a proof double eagle, the date is a rarity in all grades. In addition to the 52 proofs that were coined during the year, the Philadelphia Mint produced a miniscule quantity of circulation strikes, just 1,390 pieces. The advanced collector will recognize that, for this date, proof examples are actually more plentiful than Mint State pieces. At one time in numismatics, not long after these coins were made and well into the 20th century, collectors did not differentiate between Mint State and proof examples, and a lovely Gem proof such as this piece would suffice to represent the date. Today, of course, that has changed, and substantial demand exists for both formats, which explains the importance and desirability of this piece. Only about three or four Mint State examples exist today, along with about 25 proof pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/16/2015

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1891 $20 PF
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1891 $20 PF Cameo
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1891 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/4/2005 PCGS PF AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 9072 $10,350.00
1/3/2006 NGC PF 68   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 3581 $299,000.00
1/7/2009 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 4158 $184,000.00
9/23/2013 NGC PF 68   Ultra Cameo Bonhams The Tacasyl Collection of Magnificent United States Proof Gold Coins, 20992/Lot# 1023 $157,950.00
9/23/2013 NGC PF 68   Ultra Cameo Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20992/Lot# 1023 $655,200.00
1/26/2014 NGC Details Proof Details  Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1891 $129,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base264334863895436145784817498151585367556358796324661673178338100741275714347713817598224991
2924362240504433465848725040522854325668602764216850765789171096813287143471062519232224990
000000504052285432566860276421685076578917109681328714347106251923200
000000509952975498577461766519708379989495118631381714347141112086500
1891 $20 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2770364240654546476950155184536755825783610965677014758686441041613163147907403111
3061378342254620485150715245543956495892626267167205793992351133213705147907403110
0000005245543956495892626267167205793992351133213705147907403100
0000005306551057166000641468657395829198251224714248147907403100
1891 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2948386011152905466565658796089169027213796090461088713723154001111
3252386011176453495529573059496089230170067462832296601183214282154001110
0000005529573059496089230170067462832296601183214282154001100
00000055935805601960894602710977118684102731277814841154001100
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