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1876 Twenty Cent Piece PCGS PR66 CAM

2020-09-17 20:13:00
1876 Twenty Cent Piece PCGS PR66 CAM

1876 Twenty Cent Piece PCGS PR66 CAM


Due to a mintage that only lasted from 1875 to 1878, the Seated Liberty Twenty-Cent Piece is a generally elusive coin. Proof examples of this coin are particularly difficult to acquire because of their minuscule mintage figures. What makes these coins even rarer is that a large portion of them were melted down between 1895 and 1934.

Designed by William Barber, the coin’s obverse is similar to other Seated Liberty designs, featuring a seated Lady Liberty holding a liberty pole that is topped by a Phrygian cap. Beside her is a shield marked with “LIBERTY.” The reverse depicts a beautiful bald eagle clutching an olive branch and a set of arrows. Beneath the eagle is an inscription of the denomination. 

This Seated Liberty Twenty-Cent Piece was struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1876 and has been graded Proof 66 Cameo by PCGS. With a total mintage of just 1,150 proof examples and just 22 of the coins graded in Proof 66 Cameo condition, this particular coin is a remarkable Condition and Absolute Rarity. 

One of the most appealing aspects of this particular coin is the beautiful toning exhibited on both the obverse and reverse. Oftentimes, coins will be tainted with corrosion and dark unsightly toning. This example, however, is one of the rare few that showcases mesmerizing patinas of vibrant toning. 

The obverse showcases a hovering cloud of stunning sunset orange, lavender, and cerulean. On the reverse, this coin is equally as stunning as it displays a sweeping patina of navy blue, cerulean, arctic blue, and magenta. 


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Denomination Twenty Cent
Series Seated Liberty
Composition Silver
Year 1876
Mint Philadelphia (P)
Grade PR66 CAM
Mintage 1,260
Population in Grade 25
Finer Known Examples 7