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1875-S TWENTY CENTS

PCGS No: 5298, 5307, 83507

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,155,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: William Barber

Diameter: 22 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 77.2 grains (5.0 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66 (illustrated above).  Offered at the October 2001 Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Exposition by Sanders Trading Company for $9,500.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 548, illustrated, sold for $6,325.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5764, illustrated, sold for $4,025.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5763, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1590, "S over S", sold for $1,955.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8125, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5762, not illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS MS-64 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3138

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6119, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1179, sold for $1,380.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1613, illustrated, sold for $1,552.00

MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1672

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8124, not illustrated, sold for $1,178.75  From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 549, illustrated, sold for $1,667.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 157, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5761, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 325, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 550, not illustrated, sold for $604.00

MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1180, sold for $483.00

MS-60 Plus.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1614, illustrated, sold for $575.00

MS-60 Heavily Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "2000 Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5255, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 551, not illustrated, sold for $288.00

Brilliant Uncirculated with claims to Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 661, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 662, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 663, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 664, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6118, not illustrated, sold for $333.50

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1427, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

PCI VF-35.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8978, "S/S", not illustrated, sold for $103.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Proof Branch Mint example graded by PCGS is a single PRBM-62.

The finest Proof Branch Mint Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRBC-64.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service