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: 5g
ASW: 0.1447oz
Melt Value: $2.74 (8/29/2016)
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

If the intent of the 20-cent piece was to increase the government's use of silver, the Carson City Mint contributed very little to this effort in 1875. Its modest production confirms that this denomination was not really needed, though this figure is only slightly lower than that of the 1875-CC quarter dollar, so there were clearly other factors affecting production.

The Brunner/Frost book reports four die marriages for 1875-CC 20-cent pieces, though one more surfaced shortly after its publication. The Flynn book on this series lists both a misplaced-date variety and a repunched date, but both are too minor to attract much collector interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/19/2016

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1875 CC 20C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 320 390 500 650 1200 1500 1650 1750 2050 2300 2600 3150 4500 6200 18500 44000 90000 - - -
$ - - - 1850 - - 2750 3500 5000 7150 23000 68000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 987
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/11/2011 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3187, 3187/Lot# 2127 $546.25
9/2/2012 PCGS Genuine VF   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 894 $356.50
10/17/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1443 $2,820.00
12/2/2012 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 728, 737/Lot# 11034 $685.00
4/1/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7648 $211.50
10/12/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 137965 $560.00
10/30/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4140 $1,057.50
4/22/2015 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7614 $430.05


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 63
Points: 3620
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3103
Owner: BillJones
 
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