Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,390
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1240.24 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 $20 MS obverse 1891 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1891 Double eagle is extraordinarily rare in both mint state and proof. Only 1,390 mint state and a mere 52 proof examples we minted. Few MS examples are known, which has put more upward pressure on the price of the proof as collectors try to fill their sets.

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1891 $20 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 40
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 NGC MS 61   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3424 $489.00
5/5/2004 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 10142 $27,600.00
3/8/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1168/Lot# 4306 $28,750.00
10/27/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 116867 $6,068.70
1/8/2014 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5559 $36,718.75
1/4/2017 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(4), 1251/Lot# 6051 $73,450.43


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $20 MS Prooflike
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Base1782194621212308285734964028447256136197692473408247120631700924395355605263679039813368368286077
183620042183249130703673417648525807643970627642951913711194712811641252614377980482118844800
00000041764852580764397062764295191371119471281164125261437798048211800
000000432452326002668172017944107911536021933318384694470238805708290000
1891 $20 MS
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Base272733453860414150497107829399181022610515109191197012757136061651823753347105149877500797648207684438
293335173954444457357502883510021103221065011269122321304014577189302740540306601657825580535828630
00000088351002110322106501126912232130401457718930274054030660165782558053500
00000093761012310419107841162012495133231554721341310584590268833790098130500
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 10515
Owner: swiss
 
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