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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Half-union
The obverse of the Half-UnionThe reverse of the Half-UnionThe Half-Union was a United States coin minted as a pattern. It is often thought of as one of the most significant and well-known patterns in ...
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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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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...
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...
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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...
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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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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...
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International use of the US dollar
Note that the Belarusian ruble is pegged to the euro, Russian ruble, and U.S. dollar in a currency basket.Besides being the main currency of the United States, the American dollar is used as t...
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San Francisco Old Mint Gold
In 2006, the United States Mint released a gold five dollar commemorative coin which commemorates the 100th year after the old San Francisco mint survived an earthquake.The mint also played a part in ...
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Early United States commemorative coins
The Early United States commemorative coins traditionally begins with the 1892 Colombian Half dollar and extends through the 1954 Booker T. Washington issue. The profits from the sale of commemorative...
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Saint-Gaudens double eagle
The Saint-Gaudens double eagle is a twenty-dollar gold coin, or double eagle, produced by the United States Mint from 1907 to 1933. The coin is named after its designer, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Ga...
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Modern United States commemorative coins
The United States resumed minting commemorative coins in 1982 for the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Modern commemoratives tend to be restricted to events, buildings and personal...
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Three-cent piece (United States coin)
The United States three cent piece was a unit of currency equaling ⁄100 of a United States dollar. The mint produced two different three-cent coins: the three-cent silver and the three-cent nick...
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Twenty-cent piece (United States coin)
The American twenty-cent piece was 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...
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Beaver Coins
Beaver Coins, also known in pioneer days as Beaver Money, were gold coins minted in 1849. Their name comes from the prominent beaver depicted on the obverse of the coins. The currency contained 8% mor...
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Lincoln cent
The Lincoln cent or Lincoln penny is a cent coin (or penny) (1/100 of a dollar) that has been struck by the United States Mint since 1909. The obverse or heads side was designed by Victor David Brenn...
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Demand Note
A Demand Note is a type of United States paper money that was issued between August 1861 and April 1862 during the American Civil War in denominations of 5, 10, and 20 US$. Demand Notes were the first...
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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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Interest Bearing Note
Interest Bearing Note refers to a grouping of Civil War era paper money-related emissions of the Treasury. The grouping includes the one and two year notes authorized by the Act of March 3, 1863, whi...
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Quarter Eagle
The quarter eagle was a gold coin issued by the United States with a denomination of two hundred and fifty cents, or two dollars and fifty cents. It was given its name in the Coinage Act of 1792, as a...
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Wavy Steps and Trails
The wavy step or trails error is a die error that is found on some United States minted coins beginning in 1986. The anomaly occurs during the die making by the single-squeeze hubbing process.
Whi...
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Delaware pound
The pound was the currency of Delaware until 1793. Initially, the British pound and foreign coins circulated. This was supplemented from 1723 by local paper money. Although this was denominated in pou...
Indian Head cent
The Indian Head cent, also known as an Indian Head penny, was a one-cent coin ($0.01) produced by the United States Bureau of the Mint from 1859 to 1909. It was designed by James Barton Longacre, the ...
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Lincoln cent mintage figures
Below are the mintage figures for the Lincoln penny
Lincoln cent mintage figures - Wikipedia
Standing Liberty quarter
The Standing Liberty quarter was a 25-cent coin struck by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1930. It succeeded the Barber quarter, which had been minted since 1892. Featuring the goddess of Libert...
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United States one hundred-dollar bill
The United States one hundred-dollar bill ($100) is a denomination of United States currency featuring statesman, inventor, diplomat and American founding father Benjamin Franklin on the obverse of th...
United States one hundred-dollar bill - Wikipedia
American Buffalo (coin)
The American Buffalo, also known as a gold buffalo, is a 24-karat bullion coin first offered for sale by the United States Mint on June 22, 2006, and available for shipment beginning on July 13. The c...
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Boy Scouts of America Silver Dollar Centennial Commemorative Coin
On May 16, 2008, in a vote of 403-8, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5872, the Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. The legislation included the following in...
Boy Scouts of America Silver Dollar Centennial Commemorative Coin - Wikipedia