1875-S 20C MS (PCGS# 5298)

2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1152

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Lot Description
1875-S 20C MS65+ NGC. MPD-003. The twenty cent piece became a reality in 1875 but problems quickly arose, and the denomination was only coined for three additional years, the last two only in proof format. Philadelphia, Carson City, and San Francisco issued twenty cent pieces in 1875, Philadelphia and Carson City in 1876, and Philadelphia alone in 1877 and 1878 for the proof coins. This gorgeous MS65+ example is brilliant with frosty silver luster beneath delicate gold toning on the obverse. The reverse has deeper speckled gold toning. Both sides show slight peripheral weakness.
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