Coin Specifications

Category: Twenty Cents (1875-1878)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 14,640
Catalog: KM-109
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0000g
ASW: 0.1447oz
Melt Value: $2.40 (5/6/2015)
Diameter: 22mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1876 20C MS obverse 1876 20C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Produced for only four years from 1875-1878, the twenty cent piece is perhaps the oddest denomination in U.S. coinage history. The most common date of this type is the 1875-S, with a mintage of 1.1 million pieces. The Philadelphia Mint delivered only two business strike issues, the 1875 and the 1876. The latter date is infrequently offered in any grade, a fact that should come as no surprise given the paltry original mintage of 15,900 pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2015

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1876 20C MS
Base $ 190 225 325 415 550 685 725 815 850 1100 1400 1775 2850 6250 18750 64500 - - -
$ 600 - 760 840 920 1200 1550 2000 3000 7900 21000 - -

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Total Graded: 436
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
10/14/1996 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0884, 884/Lot# 1365 $436.00
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 394 $2,127.50
7/12/2012 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 8139 $460.00
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1450 $661.25
1/20/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/20/2013, 58/Lot# 96097 $369.60
7/7/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 759, 768/Lot# 86 $675.00
9/25/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7821 $470.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4105 $4,993.75

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 20C MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4217
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2319
Owner: Tweed Collection
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