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SERIES: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1891 $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS61
PCGS #:
9016
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,390
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$155,250 • NGC MS64 • 1-12-2005 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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

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

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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

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  
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).