Expert Comments

Ron Guth

This is the only collectible date in this series from the Carson City Mint (the 1876-CC is an extreme rarity that is beyond the means of most collectors).  As a result, it commands a hefty premium over the normal type price, including over the 1875 (which has a substantially smaller mintage). 

High grade examples of the 1875-CC Twenty Cent piece are scare but not rare.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census of the top ten examples includes coins that are all MS 65 and better.  Gem MS66 examples are very scarce and anything better is an extreme rarity.

Diameter
22.00 millimeters
Designer
William Barber
Edge
Plain
Mintage
133290
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
11
Pop Lower
2011
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 6500 R-3.7 4 / 5 4 / 5
All Grades 750 R-5.5 4 / 5 4 / 5
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 3 / 5 3 / 5

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2015:5008, $51,700

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2008:1624, $63,250 - Joseph C. Thomas collection - Heritage 4/2009:2295, $40,250 - Heritage 8/2011:7094, $48,875 - Jim O’Neal Collection - Heritage 4/24/2014:5576, $47,000

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:5206, $48,468.750