1891-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
9018
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
1,288,125
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #9018 (MS)     64
2 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #9018 (MS)     64 #2 MS64 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
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.