Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 52
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1239.27 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 $20 PF obverse 1891 $20 PF 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.

NGC has graded a total of 21 examples of the proof, a number which is undoubtedly high due to resubmissions of the same coin. They range from a low of PF 53 to a pair of PF 67 UC examples.

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Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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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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Date
Service
Grade
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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 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
1/29/2015 PCGS PF 61   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1217/Lot# 3350 $16,450.00


NGC Registry

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