1891 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
9016
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
1,390
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 104
60 or Better 6
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.9
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 73
60 or Better 4 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 73
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 9 / 148
60 or Better 17 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

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

H. Jeff Browning "Dallas Bank” Collection - Sotheby's 10/2001:111, $80,500 - Richard J. Chouinard Collection - Heritage 1/2005:30540, $155,250 - AWA Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2010:2267, $138,000

2 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS62 estimated grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade

Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5560, $82,250

5 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:3741, $37,375

5 MS61 PCGS grade
8 MS60 PCGS grade
9 AU58 PCGS grade
9 AU58 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #1 MS64 PCGS grade

H. Jeff Browning "Dallas Bank” Collection - Sotheby's 10/2001:111, $80,500 - Richard J. Chouinard Collection - Heritage 1/2005:30540, $155,250 - AWA Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2010:2267, $138,000

#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 estimated grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade

Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5560, $82,250

#5 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:3741, $37,375

#5 MS61 PCGS grade
#8 MS60 PCGS grade
#9 AU58 PCGS grade
#9 AU58 PCGS grade
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).