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Half Dollars – Draped Bust Heraldic Eagle Half Dollar, 1801-1807

Description: The Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar type was minted for two years, as was the Flowing Hair type that preceded it. No half...

Half Dollars – Capped Bust, Lettered Edge Half Dollar, 1807-1836

Description: Two half dollar series are called "Bust Halves", the earlier Draped Bust type that ended in 1807 and the Capped Bust type that started...

Half Dollars – Capped Bust, Reeded Edge Half Dollar, 1836-1839

Description: In 1836 Christian Gobrecht completed work for new Capped Bust half dollar obverse and reverse dies in preparation for the transition from man- or...

Half Dollars – Liberty Seated Half Dollar, No Motto, No Drapery,...

Description: Capped Bust half dollars produced at the end of 1836 were some of the first coins made using new steam coinage presses and a...

Half Dollars – Liberty Seated Half Dollar, No Motto, With Drapery,...

Description: The Liberty Seated design was first seen on Christian Gobrecht's silver dollar in 1836, the inaugural year of that three-year type that ended in...

Half Dollars – 1853 Seated Half Dollar – Arrows and Rays

Description: The 1853 is a highly desirable one-year type Seated Half Dollar with arrows at the date and rays on the reverse added to indicate...

Half Dollars – Liberty Seated Half Dollar, Arrows at Date, 1854-1855

Description: The Liberty Seated half dollar series is comprised of several subtypes. Rising silver prices that followed the influx of California gold into the monetary...

Half Dollars – Liberty Seated Half Dollar, Motto, With Drapery, 1866-1891

Description: The Civil War ended in May, 1865, with the surrender of the last Confederate troops. President Lincoln had been assassinated the previous month, and...

Half Dollars – Liberty Seated Half Dollar, Motto, With Drapery, Arrows,...

Description: The Mint Act of February 12, 1873, changed the weight of the half dollar by a minuscule amount, from 12.44 grams to 12.5 grams,...

Half Dollars – Barber Half Dollar, 1892-1915

Description: The Mint Act of 1890 allowed for change of coin designs every 25 years, and the dime, quarter, and half dollar were eligible for...

Half Dollars – Liberty Walking Half Dollar, 1916-1947

Description: Charles Barber's half dollar design was introduced in 1892, a beneficiary of the provision of the Mint Act of 1890 which allowed for the...

Half Dollars – Franklin Half Dollar, 1948-1963

Description: The half dollar was eligible for a change in the early 1940s based on the Act of September 26, 1890, which specified that a...

Half Dollars – Kennedy Half Dollar, Silver, 1964

Description: Within a few days of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Mint Director Eva Adams notified Chief Engraver Gilroy...

Dollars – Flowing Hair Dollar, 1794-1795

Description: The dollar was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, although production of the coins did not happen until November, 1794. The...

Dollars – Draped Bust Dollar, Small Eagle, 1795-1798

Description: The year 1795 was the second year of U.S. silver dollar production, and the coins produced were both the earlier Flowing Hair type and...

Dollars – Draped Bust Dollar, Heraldic Eagle, 1798-1804

Description: Two reverse designs were used on 1798 dollars. The first displayed a smaller eagle surrounded by a wreath, the second a larger eagle in...

Dollars – Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

Description: The suspension of silver dollar production was lifted in 1831 under Mint Director Samuel Moore, enabling resumption of the mintage of a coin not...

Dollars – Liberty Seated Dollar No Motto, 1840-1866

Description: In the 1840 reelection campaign of president Martin Van Buren the phrase "O.K." came into use, derived from the "Old Kinderhook" nickname that was...

Dollars – Liberty Seated Dollar With Motto, 1866-1873

Description: The With Motto Seated dollar was the third of the type, following both the initial Gobrecht dollar with its dramatic soaring eagle on the...

Dollars – Trade Dollar, 1873-1885

Description: Though Gobrecht/Liberty Seated dollars were the first silver dollars produced for domestic use since 1804, most did not extensively circulate but were instead sent...

Dollars – Morgan Dollar, 1878-1921

Description: Though it might seem to be a modern phenomenon, the problem of uncirculating dollar coins has a long history. The metal value of these...

Dollars – 1921 Peace Dollar – High Relief

Description: The Peace Dollar is a silver United States dollar coin minted from 1921 to 1928, then again in 1934 and 1935. Early proposals for...

Dollars – Peace Dollar, Low Relief, 1922-1935

Description: The silver dollar, authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, was intended to be the standard unit of the American monetary system,...

Dollars – Eisenhower Dollar, 1971-1978

Description: The silver dollar was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, and the denomination was intended to be the standard unit of...

Dollars – Susan B. Anthony Dollar, 1979-1999

Description: Susan B. Anthony dollars, known as "Susies"by many collectors, were the second copper-nickel dollar coin produced for circulation in this country. The first was...

Dollars – Sacagawea Dollar, 2000-date

Description: Dollar coins in general did not actively circulate in this country. Even the large silver "cartwheels" tended to have more value as bullion than...

Three Cents Nickels – Three Cent Nickel 1865-1889

Description: The three cent coin has an unusual history. It was proposed in 1851 both as a result of the decrease in postage rates from...

5 Cent Nickels – Shield Nickel With Rays, 1866-1867

Description: Introduced following the end of the Civil War, the eponymously named Shield "nickel" was the nation's first five cent piece with nickel metal content....

5 Cent Nickels – Shield Nickel No Rays, 1867-1883

Description: Because of consistent demand, production of the nickel five cent piece was higher than that of the equivalently valued silver half dime each year...

5 Cent Nickels – 1883 Liberty Head Nickel – No Cents...

Description: The Liberty Head nickel, sometimes referred to as the V nickel due to its reverse design, was an American nickel five-cent piece. Officially, it...