United States 1907 Indian Head Cent

United States 1907 Indian Head Cent

History of the 1907 Indian Head Cent Despite the Panic of 1907, when the New York Stock Exchange fell to nearly 50% of its pre-crash...

United States 1968-D Lincoln Cent

In the lead-up to the passage of the Coinage Act of 1965, speculators and coin collectors drew the ire of the Mint, the Treasury,...

United States 1893-CC Morgan Dollar

Description The Morgan dollar gets its name from United States Mint engraver George T. Morgan, who designed the dollar coin in competition with then-Chief Engraver...
United States 1960 Lincoln Cent Overdate Varieties in Proof

United States 1960 Lincoln Cent Overdate Varieties in Proof

Description As David Lange writes in his excellent CoinWeek article, 1960 was a pivotal year for coin collecting in America. Rare coins, the traditional backbone of...
United States 1975-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1975-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 1925 Lincoln Cent

United States 1925 Lincoln Cent

In 1925, the United States Mint struck a total combined mintage of 188,909,000 Lincoln cents across all three of its main facilities. Of this,...
United States 1923 Peace Dollar

United States 1923 Peace Dollar

The 1923 Peace dollar is one of the most common issues in the series of dollar coins (1921-35) designed by Anthony de Francisci. Peace...
United States 1903-S $5 Half Eagle Gold Coin

United States 1903-S $5 Half Eagle Gold Coin

1903 saw a series of interesting events for America: the United States leased Guantanamo Bay from Cuba, the Ford Motor Company was founded, and...
United States 1799 Large Cent

United States 1799 Large Cent

During the same year that the United States Mint finally became an independent government agency, answering directly to the president, it struck nearly one...
United States 1966 Jefferson Nickel

United States 1966 Jefferson Nickel

In 1966, the United States Mint was at the nadir of what was perhaps the worst American coinage crisis of the 20th century. Only...
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 1915-S Buffalo Nickel

United States 1915-S Buffalo Nickel

1915 was the third year of Buffalo nickel production. It was also the year in which Black Diamond, the North American bison allegedly used...
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 1860 Seated Liberty Dime

United States 1860 Seated Liberty Dime

The Seated Liberty (or Liberty Seated) dime debuted in 1837 and underwent a number of design modifications over the course of its 54-year run....
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 1974 Lincoln Cent

1974 was an interesting year in the annals of numismatic history. The country was putting the finishing touches on its planned Bicentennial celebrations. The...

United States 1921 Peace Dollar

Description: The 1921 Peace dollar is the debut issue of Anthony de Francisci's Art Deco design, produced from 1921-1928 and then again for two years...
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 1900 Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle

United States 1900 Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle

As the penultimate year of production in the Philadelphia Mint’s old second facility on Chestnut and Juniper streets, the 1900 $5 gold half eagle...
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 1899 Liberty Head Nickel

United States 1899 Liberty Head Nickel

A relatively unremarkable year for the nickel, 1899 saw a continued upswing in mintage sizes, which started after the United States Mint temporarily suspended...
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 1883-S Morgan Dollar

United States 1883-S Morgan Dollar

With a mintage of 6,250,000 coins, the 1883-S Morgan dollar should be a relatively common coin. However, unlike other contemporary dates, this type is...
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 1923 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

United States 1923 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle 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 1889-CC Morgan Dollar

United States 1889-CC Morgan Dollar

Run mainly by United States Mint officials from the Republican Party, the Carson City Mint was shuttered by President Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, in...

United States 1950-D Jefferson Nickel

Description: 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 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar

The United States silver dollar denomination was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, but was not produced until the fall of...