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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 8

Image Obverse Mint Common Name Year Design Mintage Circulation Type Variation Denomination DD ID
Philadelphia Large Cent 1793 Flowing Hair 36,103 Standard Chain Cent 0.01 2820
Philadelphia Large Cent 1793 Flowing Hair 63,363 Standard Wreath Cent 0.01 2821
Philadelphia Half Dime 1794 Flowing Hair 7,756 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1830
Philadelphia Half Dollar 1794 Flowing Hair 23,464 Standard Half Dollar 0.50 4114
Philadelphia Silver Dollar 1794 Flowing Hair 1,758 Standard Dollar 1.00 2198
Philadelphia Half Dime 1795 Flowing Hair 18,660 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1831
Philadelphia Half Dollar 1795 Flowing Hair 299,680 Standard Half Dollar 0.50 4115
Philadelphia Silver Dollar 1795 Flowing Hair 160,295 Standard Dollar 1.00 2199