1891-S $20 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -4601
PCGS#: 9018

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1891-S is a common date in any grade short of choice uncirculated condition. It is very similar in overall rarity to the 1897-S and 1907-S and it is available more often, and in higher grade, than any S-Mint Double Eagle prior to this point except 1876-S. Gem quality examples of this date are very scarce but that can be said about most Liberty Head Double Eagles except for the eight or ten most common dates of the series.

Ron Guth: The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained twenty-six 1891-S Double Eagles, including one of the few counterfeit coins in the hoard.  Also included were a dozen Mint State examples, none of which were graded high enough to impact the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,288,125 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
12
1,390
1
15
1,395
20
1,400
25
1,405
2
45
1,420
19
45+
1,420
50+
1,435
53+
1,435
55+
1,465
58+
1,490
1
64+
7,500
65
20,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 28,500 R-2.7 48 / 73 TIE 123 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 50 / 73 TIE 120 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade