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||TWENTY-CENT PIECES, PROOF
||NGC PF 67 CA
Of the 2790 proofs minted, this is the finest example currently known. The 1875 20-cent piece is the first year of issue and represents the highest mintage of the series, although high-end examples such as this one are always hard to come by.
This superb gem proof sparkles with crimson, blue, and auburn tones around the periphery of the coin while the fully frosted design elements have a slight golden tinge. Noticeable reflectivity in the fields exists which accounts for the cameo contrast noted in the coin’s grade. A remarkable coin whose eye appeal is first rate, as attested to by the star ranking provided by NGC.
My thanks to www.heritagecoins.com for permission to use their photos of this coin.