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1875-S 20C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Twenty Cents 1875-1876

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
5298
Designer:
William Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
22.00 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
1,155,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - Bowers & Merena 1/2005:678, $73,600 - Heritage 11/2005:2093, $66,125 - Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:10071, $52,875

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 11/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30339, $19,975

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 estimated grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

7 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - Bowers & Merena 1/2005:678, $73,600 - Heritage 11/2005:2093, $66,125 - Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:10071, $52,875

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 11/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30339, $19,975

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 estimated grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
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.