Coin Specifications

Category: Twenty Cents (1875-1878)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 133,290
Catalog: KM-109
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0000g
ASW: 0.1447oz
Melt Value: $3.04 (7/22/2014)
Diameter: 22mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1875 CC 20C MS obverse 1875 CC 20C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The twenty cent piece was introduced in 1875, ostensibly to eliminate problems with making change for small purchases. A small mintage of 133,290 pieces was accomplished at the Carson City Mint during the year. Unfortunately the coin's size and appearance were too similar to the quarter, and this caused much confusion and irritation. The public rejected the coins and none were made for circulation after 1876. Proofs were made for collectors in 1877 and 1888, after which the denomination was cancelled. The 1876-CC is a classic rarity, with fewer than 20 specimens known to the numismatic community today, leaving the 1875-CC as the only issue from the Carson City Mint reasonably available to collectors. While this odd denomination was never popular with the general public, it was always popular with collectors, and the 1875-CC, as the only readily collectible Carson City issue from the short-lived series, enjoys enduring demand across all grade levels.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1875 CC 20C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 330 440 535 685 1200 1200 1500 1625 1800 2150 2350 2550 3200 4450 6150 17000 56000 105000 - - -
$ 1300 1650 1750 1950 2350 2550 2750 3750 5000 6750 22000 63500 120000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 874
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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2/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1115 $1,265.00
10/13/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(1), 1160/Lot# 3549 $920.00
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7/27/2013 PCGS G 6   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30443 $273.78
11/1/2013 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7528 $383.05
3/9/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 176124 $401.86


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 CC 20C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base820874105111861375188620482124221523352555267127813103362041876400998112378213603572037778
838933109612491545194020732154225524082593270728883275380949247593107801537226146364060
0000002073215422552408259327072888327538094924759310780153722614600
0000002098218422952481263227442995344739985662878711579183663093300
1875 CC 20C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8749251115125714541985215422332327245126802799291332473781436666441032012775219543658838683
891988116213221631204121802264236825272719283730243425397651257869111381583426832372860
0000002180226423682527271928373024342539765125786911138158342683200
0000002206229524092603275928753135360341715884909411956188943171000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3103
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3103
Owner: Tweed Collection
 
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