1891 $20 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 13089500
PCGS#: 9016

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1891 is one of the rarest Philadelphia Mint Liberty Head Double Eagles. Of course, it is not as rare as the low mintage P-Mint issues from 1881-1887 or the excessively rare 1861 Paquet, but it is on par with the 1859. It is a little more rare overall than such rare issues as the 1862, 1868, 1871 and 1873 Closed 3 and at least as rare as any of them, if not more so, with respect to condition rarity. Most known 1891 twenties are EF or AU and all have prooflike surfaces. I have seen only a few true uncs (three or four pieces).

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,390 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 104 R-7.9 4 / 73 9 / 148
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 4 / 73 TIE 17 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 estimated grade  
5 MS61 PCGS grade