his very short-lived series followed the Seated Liberty design of the era. Twenty Cent Pieces were struck from 1875 to 1878 with 1877 and 1878 being rare proof-only Twenty Cent Pieces. Philadelphia, Carson City and the San Francisco Mint all struck Twenty Cent Pieces.
The 1876-CC is the ‘key’ to a complete Twenty Cent Piece collection. 10,000 coins were struck but almost all were melted at the Carson City Mint. Today, a decent example of this rare Twenty Cent Piece easily fetches $100,000!
Blast white with frosted devices producing a beautiful 'cameo' contrast. 2,790 proofs minted for this first year issue in this short-lived series.
A well worn but attractive example of this scarce date.
A very pleasing, well detailed coin with remnants of mint luster and nice light steel-gray surfaces.
Well struck with crisp luster and just a touch of toning.
CAC approved. Well struck with no apparent wear and a rich silver-gray patina with a hint of gold.
Well struck with a faint golden haze on the obverse and a blast white reverse. Very nice!
CAC approved. A splendid Gem from the second year of this short-lived series. Extremely well struck with satiny white luster and mark-free smooth surfaces. Only 14,640 pieces struck. Fantastic quality!
Beautiful blast white luster with wonderful contrast from heavily frosted devices. A rare proof-only date with a mintage of just 350!