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: $2.48 (5/25/2015)
Diameter: 22mm
Edge: Plain
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1875 CC 20C MS obverse 1875 CC 20C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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: 4/15/2015

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1875 CC 20C MS
Base $ 330 440 535 685 1200 1500 1625 1800 2150 2550 3200 4850 6150 19000 61000 90000 - - -
$ 1300 - - 1950 - 2750 3750 5400 6750 24500 67500 - -

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Total Graded: 919
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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9/13/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 2733 $1,270.75
7/12/2012 PCGS Genuine VG   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 8124 $230.00
9/2/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 893 $368.00
5/12/2013 PCGS VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 751, 760/Lot# 847 $340.00
6/24/2013 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 3436, 3436/Lot# 1347 $230.00
6/29/2014 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 202542 $1,210.00
6/30/2014 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20186 $581.63
8/5/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7521 $881.25
1/7/2015 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9975 $705.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 CC 20C MS
1875 CC 20C MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3103
Owner: BillJones
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3103
Owner: Tweed Collection
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