1891 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1891 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1891 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,467.13
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
1,294,567
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1891

1891 Liberty Head double eagles are rather common as nearly 1.3 million were originally minted, and many survive to this day. The Philadelphia, Carson City, and San Francisco mints manufactured 1891 $20 gold double eagles, with the latter facility producing the vast majority of that year’s output. It’s not surprising that San Francisco handled most of the double eagle production, as they and other pre-1933 gold coins circulated mainly in the West. 1891 $20 double eagle gold coins contain 0.9613 ounces of gold, weigh 33.44 grams, and measure 34 millimeters wide. The hefty weight and large size of $20 gold coins are two appealing factors to coin collectors and bullion investors alike.

Here is a look at the mintages and values of 1891 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1891, 1,390; $15,000

  • 1891-CC, 5,000; $12,500

  • 1891-S, 1,288,125; $1,550

  • 1891, 52; $108,000

*Values are for coins in a grade of Extremely Fine 40 unless otherwise specified.

1891 showcases a rare instance when a Carson City issue is actually less expensive than its counterpart Philadelphia variety from the same year. As happened during the course of a few years in the 1880s, the production of double eagles at the Philadelphia mint was quite paltry. Meanwhile, the Carson City mint – located in the heart of the region where gold coins primarily circulated – provided a greater number, if still small quantity, of 1891 $20 gold coins.



1891 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1891 S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle MS-62 NGC
Sale Price: $1,400.00
Date Sold: January 17, 2016
1891 S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle MS-62 NGC
1891-S $20.00 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle MS 62 NGC
Sale Price: $1,236.00
Date Sold: December 17, 2015
1891-S $20.00 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle MS 62 NGC
1891-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
Sale Price: $1,300.00
Date Sold: December 10, 2015
1891-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
1891-S $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold United States Coin NGC MS 63 (#827)
Sale Price: $2,126.49
Date Sold: November 17, 2015
1891-S $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold United States Coin NGC MS 63 (#827)
1891-S $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle - PCGS MS62+ Cert #31527060
Sale Price: $1,435.00
Date Sold: November 04, 2015
1891-S $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle - PCGS MS62+ Cert #31527060
SCARCE 1891-S LIBERTY $20 GOLD COIN ICG MS63 REAL KEEPER
Sale Price: $1,700.00
Date Sold: October 04, 2015
SCARCE 1891-S LIBERTY $20 GOLD COIN ICG MS63 REAL KEEPER
Rare 1891 S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle San Francisco NGC AU55
Sale Price: $1,399.99
Date Sold: September 10, 2015
Rare 1891 S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle San Francisco NGC AU55
Liberty $20 Gold, 1891-S, Genuine due to cleaning, AU Details
Sale Price: $1,150.00
Date Sold: August 23, 2015
Liberty $20 Gold, 1891-S, Genuine due to cleaning, AU Details
1891-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
Sale Price: $1,550.00
Date Sold: August 22, 2015
1891-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
1891-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS62
Sale Price: $1,500.00
Date Sold: August 20, 2015
1891-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS62
1891-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
Sale Price: $1,500.00
Date Sold: August 18, 2015
1891-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
1891-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
Sale Price: $1,500.00
Date Sold: August 16, 2015
1891-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62

Comments (2)

  1. Khairul Amri

Hello joshua.
It nice to read ur post.
Good information.

  Attachments
 

Thank you so much for your positive and kind words, Khairul!

Take care,
Josh

  Attachments
 
There are no comments posted here yet