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!
Precise detail with nice reflective proof surfaces and an attractive almond-gold hue.
Blast white and frosty with gorgeous cameo producing contrast.
A well-worn but attractive example of this scarce date.
CAC. Strong detail and lustrous with battleship gray surfaces. Just a touch of wear away from mint state.
A pleasing problem-free example of this better date.
Frosty mint luster with light toning and an incredibly sharp strike.
Extremely well struck with sharp detail in every part of the design except on the top of the eagle's left wing. The luster is vibrant and cream-white.
Heavy white frost on the design contrasts beautifully against the brilliant mirrored fields. A touch of russet-gold at the rim is a nice accent and proof of originality. A rare proof-only date with just 600 minted.