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US Twenty Cent Piece  1875 to 1878
US Twenty Cent Piece 1875 to 1878

US coins today are quite boring: cent, nickel, dime, and quarter. Every once in a while you might see a half dollar or a full dollar coin, but those sightings are few and far between.

Now here is something you do not see every day. It is a 20 cent piece. Silver content is 0.145 troy ounces, but the numismatic (coin collector) value far out-paces the silver value for nice looking specimens without problems such as scratches, stains, spots, cleanings, nicks, gouges, and the like.

The Grey Sheet, a conservative US coin price guide, quotes these catalog values:

worn: $90 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $200
fully uncirculated: $1200

These values apply to common-date coins (1875S is the most common date; mint mark is under the eagle). Other, better-date coins carry more value. The list below gives catalog value for better-date twenty cent pieces in average circulated condition.

1875 (no S mint mark): $350 in average circulated
1875CC: $580
1876: $350
1876CC: $70000 (wow!)
1877: $3000
1878: $2000

All these are catalog values which must be adjusted to get actual buy and sell values. See our Terminology page for this important information.

Coin: 15451 , Genre: United States
Requested by: Kredman23, Thu, 12-Sep-2013 20:56:53 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 13-Sep-2013 03:02:57 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 13-Sep-2015 20:27:50 GMT
Requester description: 1875 United States Of America -Eagle on back- siting person with liberty shield and stick with hat.
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