1889-CC $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
9011
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
30,945
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,060 R-4.9 13 / 73 TIE 40 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 197 R-7.0 16 / 73 72 / 148
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,060
60 or Better 197
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 73
65 or Better 1 / 73
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 40 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 72 / 148
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
	MS64 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #9011 (MS) 63

Heritage 2/2011:4656, $27,600

2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
9 MS62+ PCGS grade
10 MS62 PCGS grade PCGS #9011 (MS)     62
 
	MS64 PCGS grade 
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

 
	PCGS #9011 (MS) 63 
#2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2011:4656, $27,600

#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#9 MS62+ PCGS grade
PCGS #9011 (MS)     62 #10 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1889-CC is neither one of the rarest issues from the Carson City Mint nor is it one of the most common. It is right in the middle of the pack, similar overall to the 1877-CC, 1882-CC and 1892-CC. When available, the 1889-CC can be in any grade from VF to AU and average quality uncs, while certainly very scarce, are also seen from time to time. Choice mint state specimens are rare and gems are very rare.
Ron Guth:

It's time (2016) to take another look at the 1889-CC $20. The PCGS Population Report shows totals for all of the CC-Mint Liberty Head Double Eagles. Where once the 1889-CC was considered "middle of the pack" in terms of overall rarity, it is now considered one of the most common dates among the CC Twenties -- the "most common" spot is now shared with the 1876-CC, the 1889-CC, and the 1890-CC. The 1884-CC and the 1875-CC come close, but most of the other CC-Mint Twenties have considerably smaller populations.

As plentiful as the 1889-CC may be, it is difficult to find nice ones. Most Mint State 1889-CC's are low-end Uncs., usually no better than MS62. PCGS has certified a small number of MS63 examples, but only a single MS64. The key to collecting this date is to seek examples that are as free of bagmarks as possible.