This short-lived silver coin was made possible by the Act of March 3, 1875. The public complained that the piece was just too similar to the Quarter, so the Mint stopped production completely in 1878. Nonetheless, the Twenty Cent piece has become a marvelous collectible for a variety of reasons. First, it is the ONLY U.S. coin to have a 20 cent denomination. Second, it has very low mintage numbers and a short range of mintage years. Lastly, very few coins exist with nice detail due to their age. This is a coin that is seldom found in quantity, so make sure to add a Twenty Cent piece to your collection while we still have a few in stock.