1891 $20 PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -40682
PCGS#: 9107

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $86

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of 1891 are very rare but not as rare as the proofs of 1889 and 1890. I estimate that approximately 20-25 exist, a comparatively high survival rate since only 52 were minted. Why such a large percentage has survived I am not sure but it is definitely the case that there are more 1891 proofs than there are proofs of some other dates with much higher proof mintages.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 52 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
50+
9,500
53+
9,850
55
10,000
2
55+
10,200
58
10,500
2
58+
11,000
60
13,500
61
17,000
1
62+
25,500
63
34,500
2
63+
38,500
64+
60,500
65
100,000
1
65+
110,000
66
155,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 26 R-8.9 16 / 31 TIE 38 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 24 R-9.0 12 / 31 TIE 33 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 9 / 31 TIE 24 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR65 PCGS grade  
2 PR65 estimated grade  
4 PR64 PCGS grade  
4 PR64 PCGS grade