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!
Brilliant white luster with reflective fields and sharp detail. A popular first year of the denomination proof with a mintage of just 2,790 coins.
Precise detail and nice brilliant proof surfaces.
Sharp detail and problem-free with nice gunmetal gray surfaces with a trace of luster and a touch of gold at the rim. Just about perfect for the grade! Only 36,910 minted.
A well-worn but attractive example of this scarce date.
CAC. Well struck with lustrous surfaces and a light golden-tan hue. Right on the edge of being mint state and with better eye appeal than most example that grade a few points higher!
CAC. Creamy white luster and a better than usual strike with the only softness being found on the tip of the left wing on the reverse.
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.
The final year of the series/denomination and a proof-only date. 600 minted. This example has nice bright mirrored fields and solid eye appeal.