20 Cent Pieces
The United States has $20 bills, so why not 20 cent pieces? In fact, for a very brief period, these coins found their way into the American coin catalog. The U.S. Mint released the 20 cent coin in 1875 but canceled it by 1878, making it the shortest-lived of all circulated U.S. coins. Consumers initially found the coins to be inconvenient and too easily confused with quarters, but today, U.S. 20 cent pieces are highly sought after by collectors.
The 1875 20 cent coin features a sitting Liberty on the obverse and left-facing bald eagle on the reverse. Composed of 90 percent Silver and 10 percent Copper at a weight of .1447 troy ounces, 20 cent pieces represent an enduring Precious Metals investment.
View APMEX’s inventory of 20 cent coins and explore educational resources, including a history of Silver prices.
Last Updated: 6/24/2016 5:00:03 PM ET
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