Coin Specifications

Category: Twenty Cents (1875-1878)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,790
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0000g
ASW: 0.1447oz
Melt Value: $2.47 (9/22/2017)
Diameter: 22mm
Edge: Plain
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1875 20C PF obverse 1875 20C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Some 700 silver proof sets were sold in 1875. Since the new 20-cent piece was not available early in the year, when most collectors purchased their sets, it could also be ordered separately. Yeoman's Guide Book of United States Coins and Flynn's book on the series each give a total mintage for this issue of 1,200 pieces, which seems reasonable enough for the time, but the Brunner/Frost book pegs the total at a whopping 2,790 1875 proofs. The higher figure is taken from Walter Breen's 1988 Encyclopedia, and it may represent a total that includes coins later melted as unsold.

Whatever the correct number, proofs of the 1875(P) 20-cent piece are very scarce. Gems are genuinely rare, and it seems odd that more have not survived in higher grades. Cameo specimens are very scarce, while Ultra Cameo coins are exceedingly rare.

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Last Updated: 4/25/2017

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1875 20C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 1000 1125 1350 1600 1975 3200 5000 10300 11500 28500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 10800 - - -
1875 20C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1800 2650 3600 6100 11400 24500 48500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1875 20C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10750 22500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 248
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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4/11/2005 PCGS PF 62   Teletrade Auction 2025, 2025/Lot# 1480 $1,870.00
9/19/2010 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3619 $6,152.50
3/8/2012 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1168/Lot# 3307 $12,650.00
4/24/2013 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1914 $8,812.50
2/2/2014 PCGS PF 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 167887 $1,648.90
3/6/2015 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 140 $14,100.00
8/10/2016 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(1), 1238/Lot# 3709 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 20C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1310135013911434147615211566161216591707182120092197244831033817522254667808000
1323136414051448149115361581162816751745188420722281266633414285530362477808000
0000001581162816751745188420722281266633414285530362477808000
0000001597164316911783194621342364288535794754538570277808000
1875 20C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1386142714711514156016061653170117501799191821132335283432814172544773749485000
1400144214851529157516221669171717661839198321872501298335784597608980789485000
0000001669171717661839198321872501298335784597608980789485000
0000001685173417831878204822612668313238755022673287819485000
1875 20C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1492153715821629167617241774182518771928205322592464301434835316713877409925000
1507155215981645169217411791184218941970212223272647317040945923733984689925000
0000001791184218941970212223272647317040945923733984689925000
0000001808186019112011219023962831332747056531753991979925000
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 9485
Owner: GOrr
 
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