1875-1878 Twenty Cent Seated Liberty VG

1875-1878 Twenty Cent Seated Liberty VG
1875-1878 Twenty Cent Seated Liberty VG 1875-1878 Twenty Cent Seated Liberty VG 1875-1878 Twenty Cent Seated Liberty VG
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Few collectors realize that the U.S Mint struck a 20-Cent Piece during the 19th century. First proposed by Thomas Jefferson as part of his decimal model for U.S. currency, the 20-Cent Piece wasn't adopted until the massive amounts of silver pouring out of the Comstock Lode in Nevada made it feasible. Alas, like the Susan B. Anthony Dollar 100 years later, it was too close to the size of a quarter for the public to accept it. Struck only from 1875 to 1878, fewer than 1.4 million were minted. And, nearly all have long since disappeared. Coins are in Very Good condition and struck in 90% silver. One of the most elusive of all U.S. coins, each comes with a certificate of authenticity and is housed in a display case.

Year of Issue 1878, 1877, 1876, 1875
Country United States
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9000
Money that has served a purpose in the channels of commerce -- in other words, it has traded hands in exchange for goods or services. Once a coin has "hit the streets," it is no longer considered Mint State or Uncirculated.
Very Good (VG) coins are well worn with main features that are still clear.
Denomination 0.20
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name
Philadelphia - P
From its humble beginnings on Seventh Street through four different locations, the United States Mint's "Mother Mint" at 151 North Independence Mall East in Philadelphia is the largest of its kind in the world. The Philadelphia Mint is home to die production for all U.S. coinage, as well as facilities that produce a daily average of 30 million coins worth about $1 million.
U.S. Mint
Created by the United States Congress through the Coinage Act of 1792, the United States Mint opened its first building in Philadelphia in 1793. Today, the U.S. Mint strikes circulating coins, as well as special collector coins and sets at the "Mother Mint" of Philadelphia and the branch mints of Denver, San Francisco and West Point.
Coin Weight 5 Grams - g
Dimensions 22mm
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