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
1155000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
17
Pop Lower
5082
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 25000 R-2.7 5 / 5 5 / 5
All Grades 2625 R-4.4 5 / 5 5 / 5
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 5 / 5 5 / 5

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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