United States 1838-O Seated Liberty Dime

The New Orleans Mint was one of three branches of the United States Mint authorized to be opened by the Coinage Act of March...
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 1928-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar

United States 1928-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar

While the Walking Liberty half dollar was well received by the public, a general lack of demand and the silver dollar production requirements of...

United States 2003-P Washington Quarter Dollar / Alabama State Quarter

The 50 State Quarters Program The Washington quarter was introduced in 1932 and was intended to be a one-year circulating commemorative coin struck to honor...
United States 1887-O Morgan Dollar

United States 1887-O Morgan Dollar

The 1887-O Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the New Orleans branch...

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 1901 Indian Head Cent

United States 1901 Indian Head Cent

With the opening of their brand-new facility at 1700 Spring Garden Street, 1901 was a big year for the United States Mint in Philadelphia....
United States 1963 Washington Quarter Silver Proof Coin

United States 1963 Washington Quarter 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...

United States 1977 Eisenhower Dollar

Besides removing silver from the quarter and the dime, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined...
United States 1877 Indian Head Cent

United States 1877 Indian Head Cent

The small "white cents", so-called because of their light color compared to that of the older large cents, had at first escaped the hoarding...
United States 1904 Liberty Head $20 Double Eagle

United States 1904 Liberty Head $20 Double Eagle

By 1904, the United States' large format gold double eagle had begun to fall in popularity and had practically ceased to circulate. As a...
United States 1938 Jefferson Nickel

United States 1938 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 1916 Mercury Dime

The Mercury or Winged Liberty dime (1916-1945) has long stood as an iconic coin in the U.S. series. The coin's elegant design draws heavily from...
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 1978 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 1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar

United States 1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar

In 1944, the United States Mint was working overtime to accommodate not only the wartime needs of the United States but also the needs...
United States 1914-D Lincoln Cent

United States 1914-D Lincoln Cent

The Lincoln cent is the United States' longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant...

Coin Profiles – Proof 1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Extremely Rare Proof 1825 Half Dollar   The Finest Specimen Certified by Either Service 1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar. Overton-113. Rarity-8 as a Proof. Proof-66 (NGC). The Encyclopedia...
United States 1861-D Gold Dollar

United States 1861-D Gold Dollar

History of the 1861 Dahlonega Gold Dollar During the lead-up to the Civil War, branch mints in the southern United States began preparing for the...
US Coin Profile - 2015 High Relief 24K Gold Coin

US Coin Profile – 2015 High Relief 24K Gold Coin

On July 30, 2015, the United States Mint issued a 1 ounce .9999 gold coin struck in high relief and bearing the notional denomination...
Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Does anyone collect mint sets these days? Those who do are among a shrinking group of hobbyists By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for FUN Topics .....   The number...
United States 1931-D Lincoln Cent

United States 1931-D Lincoln Cent

At the height of the Great Depression and resulting from the dramatic decline in the public’s demand for coins, the Denver Mint’s operations nearly...

Coin Profile – United States 1873 Trade Dollar Silver Coin

Throughout history, certain coins, often silver ones like the trade dollar, have circulated around large geographical regions far from their place of origin. The...
Untied States 1929 Indian Head Quarter Eagle

United States 1929 Indian Head Quarter Eagle

The story of America’s $2.5 gold Indian, also known as the Pratt-Bigelow quarter eagle, is at its core, a story of two presidential cousins....

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 – Get Lady Liberty as a 1920s Flapper!

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 - When you think of ways to honor your country, what do you think of?   For nations around the world, from...
United States 1864 Large Motto Two Cent Piece

United States 1864 Large Motto Two Cent Piece

In 1864 when the Two Cent coin was first issued, the US Civil War was still raging. One effect of the war was a...

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 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...