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SERIES: Liberty Seated Twenty Cents 1875-1878
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1876 20C (Proof)

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PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66
PCGS #:
5304
Diameter:
22.00 millimeters
Designer:
William Barber
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,260
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$54,625 • NGC PR68 • 8-9-2007 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 700 R-5.6 4 / 4 4 / 4
60 or Better 650 R-5.7 4 / 4 4 / 4
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 2 / 4 TIE 2 / 4 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 estimated grade  

Heritage 8/2007:1643, $54,625 - Joseph C. Thomas collection - Heritage 4/2009:2303, $32,200

1 PR67 estimated grade  

Heritage 7/2007:636, $51,750

1 PR67 estimated grade  

Heritage 11/2004:6464, $32,200

4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 estimated grade  

Heritage 8/2007:1643, $54,625 - Joseph C. Thomas collection - Heritage 4/2009:2303, $32,200

1 PR67 estimated grade  

Heritage 7/2007:636, $51,750

1 PR67 estimated grade  

Heritage 11/2004:6464, $32,200

4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade  
4 PR66 PCGS grade  
4 PR66 PCGS grade  
4 PR66 PCGS grade  
4 PR66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The mintage of the Proof 1876 Twenty-Cent piece dropped to less than half that of the previous year, reflecting reduced demand for the coin in its second year.  In spite of the reduced mintage, many of the coins were set aside by collectors, resulting in a strong Condition Census today, where PR-66 examples dominate.  Non-Cameo Proofs appear to be the norm for this date, though there are undoubtedly some Cameos and Deep Cameos that need reclassification, since PCGS did not recognize CAMs and DCAMs until later in its existence.  Nonetheless, Cameo examples are scarce and Deep Cameos are downright rare.  The technically finest 1876 Twenty-Cent piece certified by PCGS is a single PR67CAM.