United States 1953 Proof Franklin Half Dollar

United States 1953 Proof Franklin Half Dollar

After the production of Proof Franklin half dollars began in 1950, two years after the introduction of the series, the United States Mint saw...
United States 1978-D Eisenhower Dollar CoinWeek IQ Coin Profile

United States 1978-D Eisenhower Dollar

Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed...

United States 2016 American Eagle Platinum $100 Proof Coin

Authorized by Section 524 of Public Law 104-284, American Platinum Eagle coins were first issued in 1997. The Proof and bullion coin program was...
United States 1979-S Roosevelt Dime Proof

United States 1979-S Roosevelt Dime Proof

A modern Proof coin, the United States Mint struck the 1979-S Roosevelt dime for inclusion in the annual Mint Set offered to collectors. Since...
United States 1949 Lincoln Cent

United States 1949 Lincoln Cent

With a mintage of 217,775,000 coins, the 1949 Lincoln cent is a relatively common type. Unlike the issuances from the San Francisco and Denver...
United States 2000 "Cheerios" Lincoln Cent

United States 2000 “Cheerios” Lincoln Cent

As part of a major innovative PR campaign, the United States Mint partnered with the American food company General Mills to promote the new...
United States 1982-P Roosevelt Dime

The United States 1982-P Roosevelt Dime

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's portrait on the dime was a fitting choice in 1946. He was a revered figure for many of the "Greatest Generation":...
United States 1961 Lincoln Cent Proof

United States 1961 Lincoln Cent Proof

When the production of Proof coins resumed after an eight-year hiatus at the Philadelphia Mint ended in 1950, mintages initially remained quite limited. But...

United States 1979-P Susan B. Anthony Dollar

The Birth (and Death) of the Modern Small Dollar Of all of the coins struck over the long career of the United States Mint, no...
United States 1958 Washington Quarter

United States 1958 Washington Quarter

In the grand scheme of things, the recession of 1958, which has come to be known as the "Eisenhower Recession", was relatively minor. Even...
United States 1948 Franklin Half Dollar

United States 1948 Franklin Half Dollar

First released in 1948, the Franklin half dollar was the last circulating U.S. denomination to adopt the portrait of a real individual, instead of...

United States 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Quarter

  The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by the America the Beautiful...
United States 1988-P Roosevelt Dime

United States 1988-P Roosevelt Dime

Nine years after adopting the P mintmark, the Philadelphia Mint was on a roll. In fact, 1988 was the first year since 1967 that...
United States 2000-D Sacagawea Golden Dollar

United States 2000-D Sacagawea Golden Dollar

By 2000, the United States Mint was facing a dramatic upswing in the demand for circulating coinage. Consequently, the Denver Mint installed a series...
United States 1978-P Lincoln Cent

United States 1978-P Lincoln Cent

The Philadelphia Mint struck over 5.5 billion Lincoln cents in 1978, consuming 765,914.1 pounds or 157,583.8 metric tonnes of copper. It should be noted,...
United States 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar

United States 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar

The 2009 Abraham Lincoln commemorative silver dollar honors the 200-year anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln. The United States Mint's authority to strike the...
United States 1953-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1953-D Jefferson Nickel

The Denver Mint reconfigured its entire production floor in 1953 so that all manufacturing steps occurred in sequence and on the same floor of...
United States 1993-P Roosevelt Dime

United States 1993-P Roosevelt Dime

1993 marked one of the last years in the 20th century that the Philadelphia Mint would strike less than one billion dimes. Included in...
United States 1976-D Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1976-D Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   First released on July 7, 1975, the Kennedy half dollar became the first United States Bicentennial design to reach public hands....
United States 1943-S Jefferson Nickel

United States 1943-S Jefferson Nickel

As with all war nickels, the 1943-S Jefferson nickel contained the updated wartime alloy of 35% silver, 9% manganese, and 56% copper authorized in...
United States 1987-S Roosevelt Dime

United States 1987-S Roosevelt Dime

In celebration of the current San Francisco Mint’s 50th anniversary, an unprecedented 2,263 visitors were allowed to tour the building all while under heavy...
United States 1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent

United States 1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Despite the Bicentennial Coin Program that resulted in the redesigning of half the United States circulating denominations, the Lincoln cent remained unchanged. While the Philadelphia...

United States 1982-P Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
United States 1977-D Roosevelt Dime

United States 1977-D Roosevelt Dime

On February 9, 1977, Frank H. MacDonald, then-Deputy Director of the United States Mint, announced that the Denver facility would cease production. Two days...
United States 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

United States 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

The specific design of the Franklin half dollar--Founding Father Benjamin Franklin on the obverse and the Liberty Bell on the reverse--was heavily advocated for...
United States 1997-D Washington Quarter

United States 1997-D Washington Quarter

By 1997, events were already in motion that would completely overhaul the Washington quarter series. By December 1, 1997, President Bill Clinton had signed...

United States 2015 America the Beautiful Saratoga Quarter

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456, the America...
United States 2004 Iowa Statehood Quarter

United States 2004 Iowa Statehood Quarter

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Launched in 1999, the 50 State Quarters Program provided each state the reverse of the quarter as a canvas...
United States 1980-D Susan B. Anthony Dollar

United States 1980-D Susan B. Anthony Dollar

In 1979, one year prior to the issue of the 1980-D, the Susan B. Anthony dollar was released with a large amount of fanfare. The...

United States 2015 America the Beautiful Homestead National Park Quarter

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized...