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The 1st US Government Mint in Philadelphia.

Coins of the United States dollar were first minted in 1792. New coins have been produced annually since then and they make up a valuable aspect of the United States currency system. Today, circulating coins exist in denominations of 1¢ (i.e. 1 cent or $0.01), 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, and $1.00. All US Coinage (including bullion, commemoratives and proof coins) is produced by the United States Mint. Regular circulation coins are then sold to Federal Reserve Banks which in turn are responsible for putting coins into circulation and withdrawing them as demanded by the country's economy.

The word dollar evolved from the German word thaler, the name given to the first large-sized European silver coin.The silver dollar was first authorized by Congress in 1792 via the Coinage Act of 1792. Weight and fineness of the dollar were specified at 416 grains and .8924 fine (89.24%). Though authorized in 1792, the first circulating dollar coind did not appear until 1794. There were, however, half-dime's minted and circulated in 1792. Although the exact number is not known, it is believed that between 2,000 and 3,500 specimens of the 1792 half-dime were produced. Cents and Half-Cents then appeared in 1793, with dollars, half-dollars and more half-dimes appearing in 1794.



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Design

DesignCollection Count
All Items 4132
1792 HD 1
Barber 222
Braided Hair 17
Buffalo 64
Capped Bust 91
Capped Bust Left (Gold) 50
Capped Bust Right (Gold) 30
Classic Head 48
Draped Bust 59
Eisenhower 26
Flowing Hair 8
Flying Eagle 3
Franklin 35
Gobrecht 1
Indian Cent 55
Indian Head 55
Indian Princess 35
Indian Princess Head 133
Jefferson 150
Jefferson Liberty 4
Jefferson Monticello 24
Kennedy 163
Liberty Cap Left 1
Liberty Cap Right 9
Liberty Head 956
Liberty Head Nickel 34
Liberty Walking 65
Lincoln 277
Matron Head 42
Mercury 77
Morgan 96
Peace 24
Presidential 84
Roosevelt 151
Sacagawea 42
Saint Gaudens 61
Seated Liberty 461
Shield 17
Standing Liberty 37
Susan B Anthony 11
Three Cent Nickel 23
Three Cent Silver 23
Trade 17
Turban Head 3
Two Cent 9
Washington 338