Seated Liberty 20 Cents Patterns
1875 20C Twenty Cents, Judd-1399, Pollock-1542, Low R.6

Design. The obverse features a seated figure of Liberty by the seashore, with an arc of 13 stars above and the date below. Liberty holds an olive branch in her right hand and rests her left hand on a globe with the word LIBERTY inscribed. A steamship is seen in the distance, and behind Liberty a wheat sheaf and two flags can be seen. The reverse is similar to the design used for regular coinage, except for minor leaf position changes. Struck in silver with a plain edge. USPatterns.com estimates approximately one dozen examples of Judd-1399 are extant.

PR64 $7,475.00 (Jan 6, 2009 HA.com)
1875 20C Twenty Cents, Judd-1403, Pollock-1546, High R.6

The obverse features a seated figure of Liberty by the seashore, with an arc of 13 stars above and the date below. Liberty holds an olive branch in her right hand and rests her left hand on a globe with the word LIBERTY inscribed. A steamship is seen in the distance, and behind Liberty a wheat sheaf and two flags can be seen. The reverse features the denomination 20 CENTS centered inside an olive wreath with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. Struck in silver with a plain edge.

The "Liberty at the Seashore" design was popular with Mint personnel despite the famous error in wind direction. USPatterns.com estimates a surviving population of more than one dozen examples.

PR66 $13,800.00 (Jan 6, 2009 HA.com)
1875 20C Twenty Cents, Judd-1404, Pollock-1547, High R.6

The obverse features a seated figure of Liberty by the seashore, with an arc of 13 stars above and the date below. Liberty holds an olive branch in her right hand and rests her left hand on a globe with the word LIBERTY inscribed. A steamship is seen in the distance, and behind Liberty a wheat sheaf and two flags can be seen. The reverse features the denomination 20 CENTS centered inside an olive wreath with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. Struck in copper with a plain edge.

Judd-1404 was a popular design with Mint personnel. Mint Director Henry Linderman acquired specimens of this design in silver, copper, and white metal.

PR65 Brown $6,325.00 (Jan 6, 2009 HA.com)
1875 20C Twenty Cents, Judd-1396, Pollock-1539, High R.7

Liberty by the Seashore is the name most often give to this obverse design. The reverse has the denomination expressed in fractional form as 1/5 Of A DOLLAR. Struck in silver with a plain edge. According to Andrew Pollock: "This design has been the object of much mirth with collectors, because although the smoke is trailing behind the ship, the sails are billowed in the forward direction, a fact first pointed out Q. David Bowers."

PR65 $10,350.00 (Jan 10, 2008 HA.com)
1875 20C Twenty Cents, Judd-1400, Pollock-1543, R.7

The Bailly-designed obverse featuring the popular "Liberty at the Seashore" design, with Liberty seated, holding a pole with a Liberty Cap above and the other arm resting on a globe. This is paired with a reverse that is only a minor variation from the regular die adopted in 1875. Struck in copper with a plain edge.

PR66 Red and Brown $12,650.00 (Jan 9, 2004 HA.com)
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