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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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Total items in collection: 4132. Total items on page 30

Image Obverse Mint Common Name Year Design Mintage Circulation Type Variation Denomination DD ID
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1795 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 8,707 Standard Plain Eagle Half Eagle 5.00 5322
Philadelphia Eagle 1795 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 5,583 Standard Small Eagle Eagle 10.00 5691
Philadelphia Quarter Eagle 1796 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 1,368 Standard Quarter Eagle 2.50 4598
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1796 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 6,196 Standard Plain Eagle Half Eagle 5.00 5323
Philadelphia Eagle 1796 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 4,146 Standard Small Eagle Eagle 10.00 5692
Philadelphia Quarter Eagle 1797 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 427 Standard Quarter Eagle 2.50 4599
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1797 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 12,433 Standard Eagle and Shield Half Eagle 5.00 5326
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1797 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 3,609 Standard Plain Eagle Half Eagle 5.00 5324
Philadelphia Eagle 1797 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 10,940 Standard Heraldic Eagle Eagle 10.00 5694
Philadelphia Eagle 1797 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 3,615 Standard Small Eagle Eagle 10.00 5693
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1798 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 7 Standard Plain Eagle Half Eagle 5.00 5325
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1799 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 7,451 Standard Eagle and Shield Half Eagle 5.00 5328
Philadelphia Eagle 1799 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 37,449 Standard Heraldic Eagle Eagle 10.00 5696
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1800 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 37,628 Standard Eagle and Shield Half Eagle 5.00 5329
Philadelphia Eagle 1800 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 5,999 Standard Heraldic Eagle Eagle 10.00 5697
Philadelphia Eagle 1801 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 44,344 Standard Heraldic Eagle Eagle 10.00 5698
Philadelphia Quarter Eagle 1802 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 3,035 Standard Quarter Eagle 2.50 4601
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1802 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 53,176 Standard Eagle and Shield Half Eagle 5.00 5330
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1803 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 33,506 Standard Eagle and Shield Half Eagle 5.00 5331
Philadelphia Eagle 1803 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 15,017 Standard Heraldic Eagle Eagle 10.00 5699
Philadelphia Quarter Eagle 1804 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 3,327 Standard Quarter Eagle 2.50 4602
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1804 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 30,475 Standard Eagle and Shield Half Eagle 5.00 5332
Philadelphia Eagle 1804 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 3,757 Standard Heraldic Eagle Eagle 10.00 5700
Philadelphia Eagle 1804 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 5 Proof Heraldic Eagle Eagle 10.00 5701
Philadelphia Quarter Eagle 1805 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 1,781 Standard Quarter Eagle 2.50 4603
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1805 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 33,183 Standard Eagle and Shield Half Eagle 5.00 5333
Philadelphia Quarter Eagle 1806 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 1,616 Standard Quarter Eagle 2.50 4604
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1806 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 64,093 Standard Eagle and Shield Half Eagle 5.00 5334
Philadelphia Quarter Eagle 1807 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 6,812 Standard Quarter Eagle 2.50 4605
Philadelphia Half Eagle 1807 Capped Bust Right (Gold) 32,488 Standard Eagle and Shield Half Eagle 5.00 5335