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1878 TWENTY CENTS

PCGS No: 5306, 85306, 95306

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: 600

Designer: William Barber

Diameter: 22 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 77.2 grains (5.0 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2434, sold for $10,637.50

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6121, illustrated, sold for $9,890.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2435, sold for $7,015.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6233, illustrated, not sold  From the Alex Highland Collection

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1428, not illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

NGC Proof-64 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 158, illustrated, sold for $3,565.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1182, sold for $3,795.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 554, illustrated, sold for $5,290.00

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 555, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

PCGS Proof-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5768, illustrated, sold for $2,415.00  From the Dr. Jeff Hosford Collection

PCGS Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 159, illustrated, sold for $1,897.50

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 671, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 672, illustrated, sold for $4,410.00


Notes:
The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-65.

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