Coin Specifications

Category: Twenty Cents (1875-1878)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,790
Catalog: KM-109
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5g
ASW: 0.1447oz
Melt Value: $2.36 (5/25/2016)
Diameter: 22mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1875 20C PF obverse 1875 20C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Some 700 silver proof sets were sold in 1875. Since the new 20-cent piece was not available early in the year, when most collectors purchased their sets, it could also be ordered separately. Yeoman's Guide Book of United States Coins and Flynn's book on the series each give a total mintage for this issue of 1,200 pieces, which seems reasonable enough for the time, but the Brunner/Frost book pegs the total at a whopping 2,790 1875 proofs. The higher figure is taken from Walter Breen's 1988 Encyclopedia, and it may represent a total that includes coins later melted as unsold.

Whatever the correct number, proofs of the 1875(P) 20-cent piece are very scarce. Gems are genuinely rare, and it seems odd that more have not survived in higher grades. Cameo specimens are very scarce, while Ultra Cameo coins are exceedingly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/22/2016

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1875 20C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 775 800 900 1100 1525 2025 3300 5500 11400 18250 42500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 2250 3600 6250 13000 - - -
1875 20C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 1675 2500 3750 6250 12500 24500 58500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1875 20C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 10750 22500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 11500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 250
Low Grade: 58
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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7/21/1999 NGC PF 62   Teletrade Auction 1189, 1189/Lot# 1243 $1,350.00
5/1/2003 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Sale #318, 318/Lot# 6102 $2,760.00
8/18/2004 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 5909 $21,275.00
1/3/2006 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 2250 $4,600.00
6/17/2010 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1971 $3,354.55
9/19/2010 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3619 $6,152.50
2/3/2014 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5101 $7,637.50
6/8/2014 NGC PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 198729 $8,268.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 20C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base721232013144716848339641081115512561321150516582161288546175158805899183651365971
8914923836654273387610031105118812771382155618252402346247976124867818783463320
0000008761003110511881277138215561825240234624797612486781878300
0000009201042113012221299144316071993264340394977709192982764800
1875 20C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81135220339507731886102411461223133013971589174922713021481053678347102553794568535
9916325939558178293210641171125813521461164219232521361749956360898319485481410
0000009321064117112581352146116421923252136174995636089831948500
0000009781105119712941374152516952097277142135181735396192871500
1875 20C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94159255389575820988113712691351146615391744191624733270516157478873108674055573207
115191299451656876103711811296138914901607180121012738390053566789953720763514390
00000010371181129613891490160718012101273839005356678995372076300
000000108712251323142715141675185822873004453055517831102023065900
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 8983
Owner: GOrr
 
Grade: PF 63 CA
Points: 2367
Owner: Zakmar
 
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