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    1878 Twenty Cent Piece, PR65
    Low-Mintage, Proof-Only Issue

    1878 20C PR65 NGC. The low mintage 1878 is a key issue in the short-lived twenty cent series and one that is pursued by collectors in all grades. While the official mintage of the 1878 Twenty Cent piece was 760 pieces (all proofs), only 600 coins were actually sold, and far fewer are actually extant today in PR60 and better grades.
    The obverse of this piece is deeply toned in cobalt-blue, lavender, and golden-brown, which is confined mostly to the fields, and the Liberty motif is light golden-tan. The reverse is mostly light golden-tan, with a narrow zone of deeper patina around the rims. The design elements are exquisitely struck, and the surfaces appear to be devoid of mentionable marks. Census: 27 in 65, 24 finer (7/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 27H5, PCGS# 5306)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    August, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
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