Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Choice AU 1891 Twenty--A Very Rare, Low Mintage Issue

1891 $20 AU55 PCGS. The 1891 is a curiously overlooked issue in the Type Three series of double eagles. Its difficulty was best (and succinctly) summed up in the Fuljenz/Winter book on this series: "The 1891 is the rarest Type Three Double Eagle struck after the 1880s." Only 1,442 business strikes were produced and it is reliably estimated that a mere 12-16 pieces are extant today in AU condition with 1-2 coins believed known in mint condition. As with all known survivors, this piece has bright, semi-prooflike fields. Striking definition is strong throughout and there are very few abrasions on either side, the most notable being a diagonal scratch between stars 11 and 12. (NGC ID# 254S, PCGS# 9016)

Service and Handling Description: (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
August, 2001
6th-11th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 5
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 171

Heritage membership

945,191
bidder-members
$886,536,595
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 40 days left to consign to the 2015 December 10 - 12 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

Learn about consigning with us

I am so grateful to Heritage for creating nothing but positive memories for me of the auction experience.
N.W.
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,887,709
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,688,775
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved