Is this a special proof?

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  1. James R

    James R Active Member

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  3. Ed C

    Ed C Member

    The American twenty-cent piece is a coin struck from 1875 to 1878, but only for collectors in the final two years. Proposed by Nevada Senator John P. Jones, it proved a failure due to confusion with it being the same size and value of the quarter

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  4. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    No, only the Philadelphia mint made proofs back then.
     
  5. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    No, but IMO it's been cleaned.
     
  6. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    There were also a small number of 1875 S "proofs"

    I think it may have the right rev die, but that rev was used on three different varieties. I can't be sure because the image isn't good enough (There is another very similar rev used two other varieties.) and there is also no image of the obverse.
     
  7. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    It’s not the same size, it has a diameter of 22mm compared to 24.3mm (25C).
     
  8. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Thanks, didn't know that!
     
  9. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    It looks like a normal business strike to me.
     
  10. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    No. Not a proof.
     
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