US Coin Profiles – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 1 1916-1917

Charles Barber's quarter dollar design was introduced in 1892, a beneficiary of the provision of the Mint Act of 1890, which allowed for the...
United States 1886 Liberty Head Nickel

United States 1886 Liberty Head Nickel

While not necessarily a well-known year in American history, 1886 saw a series of interesting and important historical events: the dedication of the Statue...

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...
United States 1929 Lincoln Wheat Cent

United States 1929 Lincoln Cent

Hindsight is 20/20, and despite the Great Depression looming right around the corner, it was business as usual at the United States Mint in...
United States 2018 World War I Army Veterans Centennial Silver $1 Commemorative Coin

United States 2018 World War I Army Veterans Centennial Silver $1 Commemorative Coin

It was the "War to End All Wars". When the United States entered the conflict on April 6, 1917, World War I had been raging...
United States 1969-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1969-D 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 1949 Franklin Half Dollar

United States 1949 Franklin Half Dollar

As United States Mint Director Nellie Tayloe Ross’s brainchild, she continually pushed the government to design and release a half dollar depicting Benjamin Franklin...
United States 2001-S Sacagawea Dollar Proof

United States 2001-S Sacagawea Dollar Proof

With the US Treasury’s stockpile of Susan B. Anthony dollar coins dwindling rapidly, the United States Mint was charged under the United States $1...

Coin Profiles – The United States $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin: 1849-1907

Too much gold? Start minting the Liberty Double Eagle It was 1849, and the Philadelphia Mint had more Gold Rush gold than it could possibly...
United States Dollars - Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

United States Dollars – Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

The suspension of silver dollar production was lifted in 1831 under United States Mint Director Samuel Moore, enabling the resumption of the mintage of...
United States 1887 Liberty Seated Half Dollar

United States 1887 Liberty Seated Half Dollar

U.S. Circulating Coin Production in 1887 - Putting the 1887 Half in Context In 1887, the Philadelphia Mint handled U.S. coin production for all of...
United States 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar with Blue Pack

United States 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar

While the country at large's desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed...

Coin Stories: Where Charles Barber Found Inspiration for a New Series of Silver Coins

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   After 55 years, the Seated Liberty half dollar design had become somewhat of a dinosaur. A classic, yes. Exciting,...

U.S. Coin Profile – 1838-O Reeded Edge Half Dollar Branch Mint Proof

"1838-O 50C GR-1, R.7, Branch Mint PR63 PCGS. CAC. The 1838-O Reeded Edge half dollar is one of the rarest and most enigmatic issues in...
United States 1917 Type I Standing Liberty Quarter

United States 1917 Type I Standing Liberty Quarter

First released in 1916 with a minuscule mintage, the Standing Liberty Quarter garnered almost immediate controversy. As the newly appointed Director of the Mint,...
United States 1932-D Washington Quarter

United States 1932-D Washington Quarter

1932 was a seminal year for the US quarter. The United States Mint had concluded the design process of the commemorative quarter destined to mark...

United States 1973 Eisenhower Dollar

Description 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 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent

United States 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent

The Draped Bust was the second design type of the half cent denomination. Conceived as an important low-value coin for the everyman, the denomination...
United States 1974-D Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1974-D Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   1974 was an interesting year at the Denver Mint. Not only was planning for the 1975/76 Bicentennial coinage well underway but...
United States 1971-P Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1971-P Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   1971 was meant to mark a significant change in the life of the Kennedy half dollar. Introduced in 1964 to honor the...
United States 1989-D Roosevelt Dime

United States 1989-D Roosevelt Dime

The choice to memorialize President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the dime, made shortly after his death in 1945, was a fitting one. Having served...
United States 1921 Morgan Dollar

United States 1921 Morgan Dollar

Suspended in 1904 due to a significant drop in the demand for silver resulting from the passage of the 1890 Sherman Silver Act, no...
United States 1932-S Washington Quarter

United States 1932-S Washington Quarter

As the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth in 1932 drew closer, the United States Mint began preparing the Nation’s numismatic arena. With the Act...
Coin Profiles - The 1850 $5 Moffat Gold Coin - A Curious Liberty

Coin Profiles – The 1850 $5 Moffat Gold Coin – A Curious Liberty

Moffat Gold Coin - Imagine this for a moment: private issuance of currency isn’t frowned upon. In fact, it’s legal. There is an abundance...
The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent: A Popular Yet Controversial Coin

The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent: A Popular Yet Controversial Coin

By Blanchard & Company ......   It was 1905. American coins had been sporting the same designs for over 50 years, and President Teddy Roosevelt decided...
United States 1857 Braided Hair Half Cent

United States 1857 Braided Hair Half Cent

The smallest denomination ever struck by the U.S. Mint, the half cent is an extremely complex series. It features five major types and subtypes...

United States 1971 (P) 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 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

United States 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

The Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle is one of the most famous of all American coin types, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful...

United States 1964 Washington Quarter Dollar Silver Proof Coin

Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally designed was struck...

One of America’s Greatest Coins: The 1917-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar World War 1...

World War 1 Coinage by the US Mint includes the Walking Liberty Half Dollar In 1914, British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey famously said of...