Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 5,000
Catalog: KM-74.3
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1296.45 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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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1891 CC $20 MS
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1891 CC $20 MS Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 250
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
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2515 $10,350.00
1/24/2008 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 215, 221/Lot# 6010 $12,937.50
7/7/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 5124 $14,950.00
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 103726 $20,310.40
1/7/2015 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7627 $12,925.00
1/7/2015 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4395 $38,775.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10281 $32,900.00


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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