1876 20C PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -38978
PCGS#: 5304

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $7.25

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The mintage of the Proof 1876 Twenty-Cent piece dropped to less than half that of the previous year, reflecting reduced demand for the coin in its second year.  In spite of the reduced mintage, many of the coins were set aside by collectors, resulting in a strong Condition Census today, where PR-66 examples dominate.  Non-Cameo Proofs appear to be the norm for this date, though there are undoubtedly some Cameos and Deep Cameos that need reclassification, since PCGS did not recognize CAMs and DCAMs until later in its existence.  Nonetheless, Cameo examples are scarce and Deep Cameos are downright rare.  The technically finest 1876 Twenty-Cent piece certified by PCGS is a single PR67CAM.

Diameter: 22.00 millimeters Designer: William Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,260 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 700 R-5.6 4 / 4 4 / 4
60 or Better 650 R-5.7 4 / 4 4 / 4
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 2 / 4 TIE 2 / 4 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 estimated grade   Heritage 8/2007:1643, $54,625 - Joseph C. Thomas collection - Heritage 4/2009:2303, $32,200
1 PR67 estimated grade   Heritage 7/2007:636, $51,750
1 PR67 estimated grade   Heritage 11/2004:6464, $32,200
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade