1875 20C MS61

CERTIFICATION#: 09283907
PCGS#: 5296

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1875, an entirely new denomination was added to the U.S. coin line-up -- the Twenty Cent piece.  One would expect a huge fanfare to accompany the introduction of a new denomination, but the mintage of the inaugural year, at least at the Philadelphia mint, was meager at best.  Apparently, the big need for the Twenty Cent piece was out West, where the San Francisco mint produced over 1 million examples and the Carson City mint struck over 133,000 pieces.  Sadly, the Twenty Cent piece never caught on, in large part because of its similarity in size and appearance to the well-known Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar.  In 1876, the mintages dropped precipitously and from 1877 to 1878 only Proofs wers struck.

Diameter: 22.00 millimeters Designer: William Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 36,910 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
90
1
3
140
4
195
2
45+
600
50+
675
53+
725
58+
925
62+
1,400
63+
1,800
64+
2,950
3
65+
7,900
66+
21,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,500 R-4.1 3 / 5 3 / 5
60 or Better 375 R-6.2 2 / 5 2 / 5
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 2 / 5 2 / 5

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2004:2046, $23,000
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade