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SERIES: Liberty Head $20 1849-1907
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1891 $20 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9107
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
52
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$166,750 • PCGS PR67 • 10-1-1999 • Bowers & Merena
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9,500
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50
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9,500
50+
53
9,750
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53
53+
9,850
53+
55
10,000
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55
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10,200
55+
58
11,000
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58
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14,500
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17,500
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23,000
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155,000
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66
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR65 PCGS grade  
2 PR65 estimated grade  
4 PR64 PCGS grade  
4 PR64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail 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  
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.