Twenty Cent Coins FAQs
The Twenty Cent Coin, sometimes referred to as the Twenty Cent Piece, is a coin that was produced by the United States Mint with the face value of 20 cents.
The U.S. Twenty Cent Coin was designed by William Barber, who was the Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint at the time. He designed both the obverse, which features a head of Liberty with a cap, and the reverse, which showcases a modified version of the shield and eagle used on the contemporary Seated Liberty Quarter. Barber's tenure as Chief Engraver saw the design of several U.S. coins, but the Twenty Cent Coin remains one of the more unique denominations in U.S. coinage history.
Philadelphia, Cason City and San Francisco.
5 grams consisting of 90% silver and 10 % copper.
The coin's similarity to quarter dollars was a cause of confusion to the public.
The obverse of the U.S. Twenty Cent Coin features a design of Liberty Seated. Specifically, it depicts the head of Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap adorned with a wreath of leaves. The word "LIBERTY" is inscribed on a band across the cap. Around the periphery of the coin are thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen colonies, and the date of minting is displayed at the bottom. This design was created by William Barber, the Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint at the time.