Coin Specifications

Category: Twenty Cents (1875-1878)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 510
Catalog: KM-109
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5g
ASW: 0.1447oz
Melt Value: $2.79 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 22mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1877 20C PF obverse 1877 20C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Director of the Mint had ordered a halt to 20-cent coinage for circulation in 1876, but this denomination remained a part of the nation's coinage system for another two years before being formally terminated. During 1877-78 proofs alone were struck, and these were sold in remarkably small numbers, even for that time.

All published sources seem to be in agreement on the figure of 510 proofs sold as part of the silver proof sets for 1877. The 20-cent piece is very scarce across all grades, and gems are genuinely rare. Cameo proofs form a minority of the survivors, and Ultra Cameo proofs are great rarities.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/22/2016

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1877 20C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - 3600 3650 3700 3750 3900 4150 4350 4850 5900 8000 11250 17500 47500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 6250 8750 - - - -
1877 20C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 5375 6850 8900 14500 26000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 7300 - - - - -
1877 20C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 75000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 252
Low Grade: 45
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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Price
9/26/2002 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300, 300/Lot# 6464 $8,337.50
5/24/2009 NGC PF 65   Cameo Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 484 $11,500.00
6/11/2009 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 383, 389/Lot# 8005 $5,002.50
6/9/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2869, 2869/Lot# 1411 $3,565.00
8/8/2013 PCGS PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 3652 $4,700.00
8/8/2014 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 3281 $8,225.00
9/28/2014 NGC PF 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/28/2014, 194/Lot# 215142 $1.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 20C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base212333497717100513741621183420232139230024012495258526993365474454078428102263934570518
25238857081311281456169218972062219323342432252526232921382549656414902719932497360
00000016921897206221932334243225252623292138254965641490271993200
00000017631960210022462367246425552661314342845186742196272963900
1877 20C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base234360534766106714521709193121272248241525192617271028283518494056238727105714085973211
27641861186611951538178319962167230424502552264827493058399251686658934220667516430
00000017831996216723042450255226482749305839925168665893422066700
00000018572062220823592484258426792789328844665395769299563076300
1877 20C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base268409602856118515981873211123212449262727382841294130663796529860169271111974361478114
31547368796613231690195221812364250826642772287429833309429755377101991322003551140
00000019522181236425082664277228742983330942975537710199132200300
000000203222512406256827012807290830243553479757778186105553280800
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 9342
Owner: GOrr
 
Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 3518
Owner: JTO
 
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