Expert Comments

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.

PCGS #
5296
Designer
William Barber
Edge
Plain
Diameter
22.00 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
36910
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
12
Pop Lower
1072
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 4500 R-4.1 3 / 5 3 / 5
All Grades 375 R-6.2 2 / 5 2 / 5
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 2 / 5 2 / 5
65 or Better 4500
All Grades 375
60 or Better 50
65 or Better R-4.1
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better 3 / 5
All Grades 2 / 5
60 or Better 2 / 5
65 or Better 3 / 5
All Grades 2 / 5
60 or Better 2 / 5

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
Heritage 1/2004:2046, $23,000
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade