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: $1087.18 (9/5/2015)
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: 6/8/2015

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1891 CC $20 MS
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Base $ - - 3400 6250 11750 17000 22000 28500 35000 53500 66000 110000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 84000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 243
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
6/3/2004 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 6367 $23,000.00
7/12/2007 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July, West Palm Beach, FL) Signature Coin Auction #442, 442/Lot# 2997 $10,925.00
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
4/27/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6870 $8,625.00
8/11/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7665 $40,250.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9778 $13,800.00
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 103726 $20,310.40


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 CC $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2507264327843194421755155836640070777808842891229821105711257114790155741743219195206412188326570
2552269029213535465056226024662673218015865993551007111238133111505116193180201967721055234450
000000602466267321801586599355100711123813311150511619318020196772105500
000000621268517564822188919588103211190414050153131681318607201592146900
1891 CC $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5756207157838618708758828949039169259339491092151526023984682099182199236947
5906527388098648728778868979079199289389971233187730634929785313943269770
000000877886897907919928938997123318773063492978531394300
0000008808909009129229309441044137422403523587588851796700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 8428
Owner: The Loaned Ranger
 
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