Twenty Cent - The Rarities In The Series

In March 1877, Mint Director Henry Linderman authorized the melting of over 12,000 twenty-cent pieces at Carson City. This included almost the entire mintage from 1876 and created one of the great American numismatic rarities, the 1876-CC twenty-cent piece. Fewer than two dozen are known; the most expensive selling at an auction for $564,000 in 2013.