1891 $20 (Proof)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1849-1907

PCGS #:
9107
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
52
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 26
60 or Better 24
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.9
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 9 / 31 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 38 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 33 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 24 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade
2 PR65 estimated grade
4 PR64 PCGS grade
4 PR64 PCGS grade
6 PR63 PCGS grade
6 PR63 PCGS grade
8 PR61 PCGS grade
9 PR50 estimated grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 estimated grade
#4 PR64 PCGS grade
#4 PR64 PCGS grade
#6 PR63 PCGS grade
#6 PR63 PCGS grade
#8 PR61 PCGS grade
#9 PR50 estimated grade
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.