Twenty-Cent Piece (1875-1878)
The shortest-lived coin denomination in U.S. history! The twenty-cent piece, minted in 90% silver, was struck for circulation only in 1875 and 1876 (a few hundred proofs were coined in 1877-1878). Soon after the coin's appearance, peopled complained that it was too close in design and size of the quarter - causing problems in making change. Fewer than 1.4 million were minted, so the twenty-cent piece is a scarce and treasured item today!