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1875 20C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Twenty Cents 1875-1876

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
5296
Designer:
William Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
22.00 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
36,910
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image 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
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 estimated grade
#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
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 estimated grade
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.