USA/Philippines Type Set (Expanded Edition)
Twenty Centavos 1907-1929 Reduced Size and Weight

Obverse:

Enlarge

Reverse:

Enlarge

Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: PHILIPPINES UNDER U.S. SOVEREIGNTY REDUCED SIZE & WEIGHT
Item Description: SILVER 20C 1908 USA-PHIL KM-170
Full Grade: NGC PF 65
Owner: JAA

Owner Comments:

.750 Silver, 4.0 Grams, 20 mm.

The obverse and reverse designs of the 1907 through 1929 Twenty Centavos are the same as the 1903 through 1906 Twenty Centavos.

In 1907 a rise in the price of silver forced the reduction of the fineness and weight for all Philippine silver issues. The silver Twenty Centavos was reduced in fineness from .900 silver, 5.385 Grams to .750 silver, 4.0 Grams, and the diameter was reduced from 23 mm to 20 mm. Business strikes of the reduced size and weight Twenty Centavos were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1907, the San Francisco Mint from 1907 through 1919, and the Manila Mint from 1920 through 1929. Proof reduced size and weight Twenty Centavos were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1908.

The 1908 Twenty Centavos is a PROOF ONLY ISSUE with a mintage of 500 coins. The NGC population of the 1908 Twenty Centavos in PF65 is eight coins with nine specimens graded higher. The combined (NGC, PCGS, ANACS) certified population for this coin is 22/18.

To follow or send a message to this user,
please log in