Coins of the United States
Coins of the United States dollar were first minted in 1792. New coins have been produced annually since then and they make up a valuable aspect of the United States currency system. Today, circulati...
Coins of the United States - Wikipedia
What's the difference between Proof, Brilliant Uncirculated and Bullion coins?
The Royal Mint produces three types of uncirculated commemorative coin finish: Proof, Brilliant Uncirculated and Bullion. Proof coins are the highest standar...
United States Mint
The United States Mint primarily produces circulating coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint was created by Congress with the Coinage Act of 1792, and originally pla...
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Indian Head gold pieces
The Indian Head gold pieces or Pratt-Bigelow gold coins were two coins, identical in design, struck by the United States Mint: a two-and-a-half dollar piece, or quarter eagle, and a five-dollar coin, ...
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Walking Liberty half dollar
The Walking Liberty half dollar was a silver 50-cent piece or half dollar coin issued by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1947; it was designed by Adolph A. Weinman.In 1915, the new Mint Director, ...
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United States Mint coin sizes
The United States Mint has minted over 20 different kinds of coins, of many different sizes. Often, it is difficult for people to get a grasp of what much of the historical coinage looked like, at le...
United States Mint coin sizes - Wikipedia
Lafayette dollar
The Lafayette dollar was a silver coin issued as part of the United States participation in the Paris World's Fair of 1900. Designed by United States Bureau of the Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barb...
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California gold coinage
California gold coinage was produced from the early 1850s until 1882. In the early period, from roughly 1852 through 1856, the coins were made for actual use due to a lack of familiar small denominati...
Mercury dime
The Mercury dime is a ten-cent coin struck by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. Designed by Adolph Weinman and also referred to as the Winged Liberty Head dime, it gained its common name as t...
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Early American currency
Early American currency went through several stages of development in the colonial and post-Revolutionary history of the United States. Because few coins were minted in the thirteen colonies that beca...
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2000 Library of Congress bimetallic ten dollar coin
The 2000 Library of Congress bimetallic ten-dollar coin is a modern U.S. commemorative coin issued in a ten dollar denomination. It is the first gold and platinum bimetallic coin to be issued by the U...
Silver center cent
The silver center cent is an American pattern coin, one of the precursors to the large cent and an early example of a bimetallic coin. Less than a dozen specimens are known to exist today, and they ge...
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Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar
The Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar was a fifty-cent piece struck intermittently by the United States Bureau of the Mint between 1926 and 1939. The coin was designed by Laura Gardin Fraser and Jame...
Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar - Wikipedia
National Gold Bank Note
National Gold Bank Notes (NGBN), issued by nine National Gold Banks in California in the 1870s and 1880s, were National bank notes redeemable in gold. Printed on a yellow-tinted paper, six NGBN denomi...
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Trade dollar (United States coin)
The United States trade dollar was a dollar coin minted by the United States Mint to compete with other large silver trade coins that were already popular in East Asia. The idea first came about in th...
Trade dollar (United States coin) - Wikipedia
Kennedy half dollar mintage figures
The Kennedy half dollar is a United States coin that has been minted since 1964. The first year of production, 1964, was minted in 90% silver and 10% copper. From 1965 through 1970, the Kennedy half d...
Kennedy half dollar mintage figures - Wikipedia
American Silver Eagle
The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. It is struck only in the one-troy ounce size, ...
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Fractional currency
Fractional currency, also referred to as shinplasters, was introduced by the United States federal government following the outbreak of the Civil War. These fractional notes were in use between 21 Aug...
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District of Columbia and United States Territories Quarters
The District of Columbia and United States Territories Quarter Program was a one-year coin program of the United States Mint that saw quarters being minted in 2009 to honor the District of Columbia a...
District of Columbia and United States Territories Quarters - Wikipedia
New York pound
The pound was the currency of New York until 1793. Initially, the British pound and some foreign currencies circulated, supplemented by local paper money from 1709. Although these were denominated in ...
United States Seated Liberty coinage
The Seated Liberty portrait designs appeared on most regular-issue silver United States coinage during the mid- and late-nineteenth century, from 1836 through 1891. The denominations which featured th...
United States Seated Liberty coinage - Wikipedia
1955 doubled-die cent
The 1955 doubled die cent is a die variety that occurred during production of the one cent coin at the United States Mint in 1955.
When a modern coin die is created, it is struck from a working hu...
1955 doubled-die cent - Wikipedia
Pittman Act
The Pittman Act was a United States federal law sponsored by Senator Key Pittman of Nevada and enacted on April 23, 1918. The act authorized the conversion of not exceeding 350,000,000 standard silver...
US Error Coins
There are three categories of error coins as provided by the American Numismatic Association. Metal usage and striking errors referred to widely as “planchet errors”, die errors, and mint striking err...
US Error Coins - Wikipedia