Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 5,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1226.69 (5/27/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 CC $20 MS obverse 1891 CC $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While the Carson City Mint pumped out record numbers of gold eagles and half eagles in 1891, only 5,000 double eagles were produced that year. This is the second lowest mintage for any CC double eagle after the 1870. Due to its extremely low mintage, the 1891-CC double eagle is extremely rare in all grades and commands a very large premium. Most examples are seen in the AU range.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/6/2017

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1891 CC $20 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 252
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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4/2/1993 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions '93 National Gold Convention Bullet #102, 102/Lot# 741 $4,180.00
10/14/1998 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1095, 1095/Lot# 1961 $4,009.00
2/11/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2562 $15,525.00
1/24/2008 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 215, 221/Lot# 6010 $12,937.50
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
7/26/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11055 $48,875.00
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 103726 $20,310.40
7/9/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1222/Lot# 3380 $23,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 CC $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2507264327843194421755155836640070777808842891229821105711257114790155741743219195206412188326570
2552269029213535465056226024662673218015865993551007111238133111505116193180201967721055234450
000000602466267321801586599355100711123813311150511619318020196772105500
000000621268517564822188919588103211190414050153131681318607201592146900
1891 CC $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161916631707176218121865191619692025208321392197236825852754291034473984682099182199236947
163416781725177918301882193419882044210221582254244026412806308936264929785313943269770
00000019341988204421022158225424402641280630893626492978531394300
00000019512006206421202178231125132698285832683805587588851796700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 8428
Owner: The Loaned Ranger
 
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