1875-S 20C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -50256
PCGS#: 5298

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold in Stack's Auction of Garrett / Hopkins University, Mar. 1976

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1875-S Twenty Cent Piece is the indisputable king of the series in terms of total mintage.  Exactly 1.15 million were made, almost ten times as many as the 1875-CC, the closest challenger.  As a result, this is the most affordable date in this short-lived series, and it is the best choice for type collectors because of the availability of high-grade examples. 

Over a thousand Mint State 1875-S Twenty Cent Pieces have been certified by PCGS alone, including nearly two hundred in MS65.  In MS67, this date becomes truly rare and the finest example tops out at PCGS MS68.

Keep an eye open for the S over S variety, which shows a repunched mintmark.

Diameter: 22.00 millimeters Designer: William Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,155,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
65
6
50+
410
53+
465
55+
565
58+
645
1
62+
1,000
1
63+
1,650
1
66+
14,500
4
67+
40,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 25,000 R-2.7 5 / 5 5 / 5
60 or Better 2,625 R-4.4 5 / 5 5 / 5
65 or Better 300 R-6.4 5 / 5 5 / 5

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade   Bowers & Merena 1/2005:678, $73,600 - Heritage 11/2005:2093, $66,125
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade