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PCGS Number: 5296pl Coin Date: 1875 Denomination (Short): 20c Denomination (Long): Twenty cents Desg: MS Mint Mark: P Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper Mintage: 36,910 Strike Type: Business Coinage Type: Seated Liberty twenty cent piece Coinage Years: 1875-1876 Mint Location: Philadelphia Diameter: 22 Fineness: 0.9 Weight (Grams): 5 Designer: William Barber Edge: Plain Obverse Description: Lady Liberty is seated on a rock, holding a staff, and bearing a shield with the word LIBERTY on a flowing ribbon. 13 stars have adorn the periphery and the date appears at the bottom center. Reverse Description: An eagle is prominently featured with the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA * TWENTY CENTS around the periphery. General Notes: Proof-like surfaces. The 1875 Twenty Cent Piece is the first year of issue from the Philadelphia Mint for this extremely short series that is very highly desired by collectors. This date is known for being very well struck. It comes from a lower mintage of 36,910; but it is quite common in every grade up to and including MS64. From AU58 through MS63 there are 6 total PL examples in NGC holders, which is the total for this date. Although, it does exist in MS65 through MS67 in which there are only 67 PCGS and NGC graded examples remaining in existence according to population reports. There are 44 in the MS65 range that are tough to come by and 14 MS66's that are truly scarce. It is the 8 MS67's that are exceptionally rare and are meant for finest known registry sets and advanced type collectors. PCGS #: 5296pl NGC ID: 23R5