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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 23

Image Obverse Mint Common Name Year Design Mintage Circulation Type Variation Denomination DD ID
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1865 Three Cent Nickel 11,382,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1321
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1866 Three Cent Nickel 4,801,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1322
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1867 Three Cent Nickel 3,915,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1323
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1868 Three Cent Nickel 3,252,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1324
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1869 Three Cent Nickel 1,604,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1325
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1870 Three Cent Nickel 1,335,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1326
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1871 Three Cent Nickel 604,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1327
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1872 Three Cent Nickel 862,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1328
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1873 Three Cent Nickel 390,000 Standard Close 3 Three Cent 0.03 1329
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1873 Three Cent Nickel 783,000 Standard Open 3 Three Cent 0.03 1330
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1874 Three Cent Nickel 790,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1331
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1875 Three Cent Nickel 228,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1332
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1876 Three Cent Nickel 162,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1333
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1879 Three Cent Nickel 38,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1334
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1880 Three Cent Nickel 21,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1335
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1881 Three Cent Nickel 1,077,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1336
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1882 Three Cent Nickel 22,200 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1337
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1883 Three Cent Nickel 4,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1338
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1884 Three Cent Nickel 1,700 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1339
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1885 Three Cent Nickel 1,000 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1340
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1887 Three Cent Nickel 5,001 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1341
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1888 Three Cent Nickel 36,501 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1342
Philadelphia Three Cent Nickel 1889 Three Cent Nickel 18,125 Standard Nickel Three Cent 0.03 1343