Coin Specifications

Category: Twenty Cents (1875-1878)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,155,000
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0000g
ASW: 0.1447oz
Melt Value: $2.47 (11/16/2019)
Diameter: 22mm
Edge: Plain
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1875 S 20C MS obverse 1875 S 20C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Of the three U. S. Mints active in 1875, only San Francisco produced a substantial coinage of 20-cent pieces, and this was limited to 1875 alone. It proved to be the high point of this denomination's brief career. The fact that so many more examples were coined at San Francisco than at Carson City had more to do with the economic and political rivalry of these regions than with actual demand for the coins in circulation.

Nevertheless, it is the 1875-S issue which is most available today across a wide range of grades, and type collectors are drawn to it for their sets. Though this date/mint is not common in gem condition, there are enough Mint State examples in lesser grades to supply the demand.

There are several varieties for 1875-S, including misplaced dates and repunched mintmarks. These are often found in combination, but they are more popular than they are truly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/15/2019

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1875 S 20C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3618
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1875 S 20C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base13831982324511612259111720635621171297316419200498---3614
--------------1123-1--8
-------------421122----21
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Total138319823245116122591117206356211713013194312045481--3643
 0 %2 %5 %6 %12 %4 %6 %2 %3 %6 %10 %1 %5 %8 %9 %12 %6 %1 %0 %0 %-- 
1875 S 20C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2-11-----4
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Total-------------2-11-----4
 -------------50 %-25 %25 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/23/2003 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1809, 1809/Lot# 1093 $935.00
1/25/2004 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2050 $288.00
3/11/2012 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 40655 $297.00
5/27/2012 NGC AU 55   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1026 $356.00
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131428/Lot# 24408 $411.25
11/2/2014 PCGS F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10466 $111.00
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14789 $270.25
11/30/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131449/Lot# 23632 $141.00
10/30/2016 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131645/Lot# 25742 $317.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S 20C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32040945050265378387497410281124116614101521161418862087280744857543107351158612487
3504234675526968139079921060113812471447155217051953232733665504860711019118860
000000907992106011381247144715521705195323273366550486071101900
0000009411010109211521329148415831795202025673926652496711130200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2807
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1953
Owner: coinmaster98
 
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