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: $1784.36 (12/3/2020)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/13/2020

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1891 $20 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - 11000 12000 13750 16500 19500 24500 33000 56500 105000 160000 210000 - - -
1891 $20 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 21500 - 42000 - - - - - - -
1891 $20 PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 50000 - 125000 170000 265000 850000 - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 20
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1891 $20 PF
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Base--------1--1----------2
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Total--------1--1----------2
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1891 $20 PF CA
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Base------------11-411----8
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Total------------11-411----8
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1891 $20 PF UC
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Base------------2112211---10
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Total------------21223211--14
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $20 PF CA
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Base2770364240654546476950155184536755825783610965677014758686441041613163147907403111
3061378342254620485150715245543956495892626267167205793992351133213705147907403111
0000005245543956495892626267167205793992351133213705147907403100
0000005306551057166000641468657395829198251224714248147907403100
1891 $20 PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2948386011152905466565658796089169027213796090461088713723154001111
3252386011176453495529573059496089230170067462832296601183214282154001111
0000005529573059496089230170067462832296601183214282154001100
00000055935805601960894602710977118684102731277814841154001100
1891 $20 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base264334863895436145784817498151585367556358796324661673178338100741275714347713817598224991
2924362240504433465848725040522854325668602764216850765789171096813287143471062519232224991
000000504052285432566860276421685076578917109681328714347106251923200
000000509952975498577461766519708379989495118631381714347141112086500
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