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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 34

Image Obverse Mint Common Name Year Design Mintage Circulation Type Variation Denomination DD ID
Philadelphia Nickel 1883 Liberty Head Nickel 16,026,200 Standard With CENTS Five Cents 0.05 1939
Philadelphia Nickel 1883 Liberty Head Nickel 5,474,300 Standard Without CENTS Five Cents 0.05 1938
Philadelphia Nickel 1884 Liberty Head Nickel 11,270,000 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1940
Philadelphia Nickel 1885 Liberty Head Nickel 1,472,700 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1941
Philadelphia Nickel 1886 Liberty Head Nickel 3,326,000 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1942
Philadelphia Nickel 1887 Liberty Head Nickel 15,260,692 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1943
Philadelphia Nickel 1888 Liberty Head Nickel 10,167,901 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1944
Philadelphia Nickel 1889 Liberty Head Nickel 15,878,025 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1945
Philadelphia Nickel 1890 Liberty Head Nickel 16,256,532 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1946
Philadelphia Nickel 1891 Liberty Head Nickel 16,832,000 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1947
Philadelphia Nickel 1892 Liberty Head Nickel 11,696,897 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1948
Philadelphia Nickel 1893 Liberty Head Nickel 13,368,000 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1949
Philadelphia Nickel 1894 Liberty Head Nickel 5,410,500 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1950
Philadelphia Nickel 1895 Liberty Head Nickel 9,977,822 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1951
Philadelphia Nickel 1896 Liberty Head Nickel 8,841,058 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1952
Philadelphia Nickel 1897 Liberty Head Nickel 20,426,797 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1953
Philadelphia Nickel 1898 Liberty Head Nickel 12,530,292 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1954
Philadelphia Nickel 1899 Liberty Head Nickel 26,027,000 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1955
Philadelphia Nickel 1900 Liberty Head Nickel 27,253,744 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1956
Philadelphia Nickel 1901 Liberty Head Nickel 26,478,228 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1957
Philadelphia Nickel 1902 Liberty Head Nickel 31,847,561 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1958
Philadelphia Nickel 1903 Liberty Head Nickel 28,004,935 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1959
Philadelphia Nickel 1904 Liberty Head Nickel 21,403,167 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1960
Philadelphia Nickel 1905 Liberty Head Nickel 29,825,124 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1961
Philadelphia Nickel 1906 Liberty Head Nickel 38,612,000 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1962
Philadelphia Nickel 1907 Liberty Head Nickel 39,213,325 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1963
Philadelphia Nickel 1908 Liberty Head Nickel 22,684,557 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1964
Philadelphia Nickel 1909 Liberty Head Nickel 11,585,763 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1965
Philadelphia Nickel 1910 Liberty Head Nickel 30,166,948 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1966
Philadelphia Nickel 1911 Liberty Head Nickel 39,557,639 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1967
Denver Nickel 1912 Liberty Head Nickel 8,474,000 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1969
Philadelphia Nickel 1912 Liberty Head Nickel 26,234,569 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1968
San Francisco Nickel 1912 Liberty Head Nickel 238,000 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1970
Philadelphia Nickel 1913 Liberty Head Nickel 5 Standard Five Cents 0.05 1971