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SERIES: Liberty Seated Twenty Cents 1875-1876
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1875-S/S 20C MPD FS-302 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
145009
Diameter:
22.00 millimeters
Designer:
William Barber
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,155,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$6,900 • NGC MS65 • 3-6-2008 • Heritage
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Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS65  
2 PCGS AU58  
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS65  
2 PCGS AU58  

Ron Guth: FS-302 is a double error on an 1875-S Twenty-Cent Piece.  The first error is the misplaced date on the obverse which shows up as a bar in the denticles below the 7 of the date. This occurred when the engraver accidentally dropped a date logotype onto the die, impressing small portions of what appears to be a 5 into the denticles.  The second error was a double-punching of the mintmark, sometimes known as an "S over S" variety.

FS-302 is not particularly rare, nor does it command much of a premium, so it is still possible to cherry-pick this variety.  Approximately a dozen Mint State examples are known and we fully expect the population to rise as more are found.