Coin Specifications

Category: Twenty Cents (1875-1878)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 14,640
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0000g
ASW: 0.1447oz
Melt Value: $2.47 (5/23/2017)
Diameter: 22mm
Edge: Plain
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1876 20C MS obverse 1876 20C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As in 1875, the Philadelphia Mint coined just a token number of 20-cent pieces this year. Had this been a widely circulating denomination, its mintage would have resulted in a rarity. As it is, a fair number of 1876(P) examples have survived in Mint State, though gems are in very short supply. Worn examples are quite rare, as few of these coins remained in circulation for more than a brief time.

Most 1876(P) 20-cent pieces are well struck and quite lustrous. A very small have been certified as PL (prooflike).

Brunner and Frost report two die marriages for this issue. One reverse displays a minor doubled-die, but this is unlikely to attract collector interest, since the date/mint is already quite scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/25/2017

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1876 20C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 220 270 365 430 565 715 740 825 950 1050 1175 1475 1900 3100 6750 17000 55000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2150 3600 - 18500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 446
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/26/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 6895 $10,350.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1027 $2,530.00
12/7/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3186, 3186/Lot# 1259 $550.00
7/7/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 759, 768/Lot# 86 $675.00
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
3/9/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 147611 $220.00
5/4/2014 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 188021 $368.50
  PCGS MS 65   Bonhams $4,329.00
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42341 $381.88


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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