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Little Known Feature Of US 20 Cent Pieces

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 Posted 06/30/2022  5:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
They had a plain edge. Why, I don't know. Many collectors are unaware of this.

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 Posted 06/30/2022  5:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh well , I never bothered with them ; Boaring design and priced too high for my blood .

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 Posted 06/30/2022  5:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was unaware of that.
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 Posted 06/30/2022  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The reason for no reeds was to make it more distinguishable
between it and the quarter which was less than 3 mm larger.
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 Posted 06/30/2022  6:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You guys didn't know that?!

The plain edge caught me off guard when I purchased my first one. Another strange feature on the Twenty Cent Piece is that LIBERTY on shield is raised, not incuse like all other seated designs.
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 Posted 06/30/2022  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jakes Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I own three of them and never noticed
I've only been collecting for a couple years (2017). Favorite Coin's are Standing Liberty quarters, Working on my type set: "knowledge is power" -Thomas Jefferson
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 Posted 06/30/2022  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The raised "Liberty" is a better-known feature, I think.
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 Posted 06/30/2022  9:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Winesteven to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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How about a picture of one?







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My collecting "Pride & Joy" is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
https://www.PCGS.com/setregistry/ty...edset/213996
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 Posted 06/30/2022  11:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Come on guys, all coins have a third side!!

I was just about to head for bed, but decided to crack the safe just to photograph the edge. Here is an Twenty Cent Piece pictured next to a Seated quarter.

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 Posted 06/30/2022  11:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add apcol258 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does that make it the largest circulating silver U.S. coin without a reeded or lettered/designed edge? The only other one I can think of off the top of my head is the Three Cent Silver.
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 Posted 07/01/2022  04:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Winesteven to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks @jacrispies. That's one of the disadvantages of slabs - it's tough to see the edge!

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My collecting "Pride & Joy" is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
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 Posted 07/01/2022  08:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I own one 20 cent coin. But I have never noticed such features, especially I was struck by the shield and the words "liberty".
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That is one seriously amazing 20 cent piece. Thank you for sharing
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 Posted 07/01/2022  1:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On the subject of differentiating coins, they even experimented with using various hole shapes. I recall something about an emphasis on blind people (the reeded versus plain edge would have helped with that), but I can't recall where I read it.

From a BCCS journal article:
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That is one seriously amazing 20 cent piece. Thank you for sharing


@jfransch, thanks for your kind words. Once I completed my Dansco 7070, I like putting "small" sets together, so here's a hotlink to my four coin 20 Cent set:

https://www.PCGS.com/setregistry/u-...edset/246173

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My collecting "Pride & Joy" is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
https://www.PCGS.com/setregistry/ty...edset/213996
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