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    1891 Double Eagle, AU53
    Reflective Fields, Rich Color
    A Rarity Among Type Three Twenties

    1891 $20 AU53 PCGS. PCGS estimates that about only 100 examples of this issue survive from the mintage of 1,390 coins. Almost none of these are in Mint State, and PCGS reports just 43 coins overall. This About Uncirculated example is sharp and has only light high-point wear. The fields are deeply prooflike, although the open areas have light chatter from a brief time in circulation. Rich peach-gold color takes on a more olive-gold hue when the reflective fields are tilted away from a light. Eye appeal is outstanding.

    The 1891 is one of the last ultra-low-mintage Philadelphia issues in this series. It is many times scarcer than the Carson City issue, whose mintage is 5,000 coins. San Francisco struck more than 1.2 million double eagles in 1891. The rare Philadelphia coin is a key date among Type Three double eagles. Population: 4 in 53, 27 finer (5/19).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26C2, PCGS# 9016)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    July, 2019
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