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: $2.25 (11/28/2014)
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: 9/15/2014

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1876 20C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 190 225 325 415 550 550 685 725 815 850 1040 1100 1400 1775 2850 6250 18750 64500 - - -
$ 600 735 780 875 920 1140 1200 1550 2000 3000 7900 21000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 429
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/2/2004 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Bullet Sale #343, 343/Lot# 548 $693.45
2/23/2009 NGC F 15   Teletrade Auction 2657, 2657/Lot# 1582 $345.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1027 $2,530.00
1/3/2012 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10764 $575.00
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
6/30/2014 PCGS MS 92   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20191 $464.13
8/5/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7526 $440.63
9/19/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3500, 6054/Lot# 22138 $317.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 20C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base527597674865101311381206137514211521155817441799204823192936421766519723172022837930117
550622737914105411601262139014541533162017621882213825243363502876751221620927289580
000000126213901454153316201762188221382524336350287675122162092700
000000131814051487154516821780196522282730379058398699147092465300
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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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