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    1876 Twenty Cent, MS66+
    Incredibly Preserved, Few Known Finer

    1876 20C MS66+ PCGS Secure. CAC. BF-2, R.2. This is the usually seen die marriage for the 1876 twenty cent piece, with an upward-sloping die line in the drapery above 76, slight die doubling on STATES, and a crack that joins the S in CENTS to the tip of the wing. Among the four regular issues in the short-lived twenty cent series, only the uncollectible 1876-CC claims a lower mintage than the 1876 (14,750 pieces). Survivors can be found through near-Gem and even MS65 condition with little trouble. However, Premium Gems are conditionally rare, with no more than a couple of dozen examples at that level, and only a handful of coins known finer.

    This incredible MS66+ twenty cent piece with CAC approval nearly joins the finest coins at PCGS. Mottled multicolor patina across the obverse includes shades of green, blue, orange, rose, and violet, while the reverse is more of dusky lavender-gold. Each side is fully struck and lustrous with tremendous aesthetic quality to match the lack of surface abrasions. Population: 16 in 66 (3 in 66+), 3 finer. CAC: 7 in 66, 4 finer (5/18).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23R8, PCGS# 5299)

    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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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    14th-17th Thursday-Sunday
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