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!
Well detailed with light silver-gray surfaces.
Well detailed with pleasing surfaces.
Pleasing original surfaces with a trace of luster remaining.
Well struck with rich satiny mint luster that shows a splash of golden-green toning.
Crisp white luster and a sharp strike. The second lowest business strike mintage in the series at 14,640.