Coins Certified as of 2/11

My Coin #21073507

1878 20C PR66

PCGS#: 5306

Owner's Comments

A deep mirrored beauty! Rainbow colors adorn both sides of the coin, dominated by blue and orange-red. The set also contains a PF67 graded by another service.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The U.S. Mint ended production of Twenty-Cent pieces for circulation in 1876, but continued to manufacture Proof coins for collectors through 1878, after which the denomination was discontinued forever.  For some reason, the Proof mintage in 1878 jumped up slightly from the previous year, perhaps due to the introduction of the Morgan Dollar. 

While the PCGS Condition Census for the 1878 Twenty-Cent piece includes PR66 and PR67 coins, the typical grade range for this date is PR63 to PR64.  Cameo examples are scarce and Deep Cameo examples are rare.  The finest examples certified by PCGS include a single PCGS PR67 and a single PR67 Cameo.


Diameter: 22.00 millimeters Designer: William Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 600 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 500 R-6.0 2 / 4 2 / 4
60 or Better 475 R-6.0 2 / 4 2 / 4
65 or Better 55 R-8.4 4 / 4 4 / 4

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade   ANR 8/2004:334, $16,100
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade