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: $2.54 (10/23/2019)
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: 6/28/2019

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1876 20C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 275 400 425 545 650 715 750 850 1050 1100 1180 1500 1570 3000 4125 15500 75000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2150 3200 - 17000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 461
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1876 20C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-341516262015314343235758137143---455
---------------2-2----4
--------------11-1----3
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Total1-341516262015314343235768437173---462
 0 %-1 %1 %3 %3 %6 %4 %3 %7 %9 %1 %7 %8 %16 %18 %8 %4 %1 %--- 
1876 20C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------2121------6
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Total------------2121------6
 ------------33 %17 %33 %17 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/13/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5157 $17,250.00
10/29/2006 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2279, 2279/Lot# 1587 $1,400.00
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 2498 $54,625.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1027 $2,530.00
10/28/2012 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 81422 $275.00
11/23/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 831, 840/Lot# 99 $1,500.00
  PCGS MS 65   Bonhams $4,329.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 5139 $5,581.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 20C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base56377499010281200133313751410145015581753179918692124217630093496616911047116881259413552
63384610031085124413471387142314861623176818221954214124543171438777951126111990129130
000000138714231486162317681822195421412454317143877795112611199000
000000139814371522168817841846203921592731333452789421114741229200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3496
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2176
Owner: Tweed Collection
 
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