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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
New Orleans Three Cent Silver 1851 Three Cent Silver 720,000 Standard Type 1 Three Cent 0.03 1301
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1851 Three Cent Silver 5,447,400 Standard Type 1 Three Cent 0.03 1298
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1852 Three Cent Silver 18,663,500 Standard Type 1 Three Cent 0.03 1299
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1853 Three Cent Silver 11,400,000 Standard Type 1 Three Cent 0.03 1300
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1854 Three Cent Silver 671,000 Standard Type 2 Three Cent 0.03 1302
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1855 Three Cent Silver 139,000 Standard Type 2 Three Cent 0.03 1303
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1856 Three Cent Silver 1,458,000 Standard Type 2 Three Cent 0.03 1304
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1857 Three Cent Silver 1,042,000 Standard Type 2 Three Cent 0.03 1305
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1858 Three Cent Silver 1,603,700 Standard Type 2 Three Cent 0.03 1306
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1859 Three Cent Silver 364,200 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1307
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1860 Three Cent Silver 286,000 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1308
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1861 Three Cent Silver 497,000 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1309
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1862 Three Cent Silver 343,000 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1310
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1863 Three Cent Silver 21,000 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1311
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1864 Three Cent Silver 12,000 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1312
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1865 Three Cent Silver 8,000 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1313
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1866 Three Cent Silver 22,000 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1314
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1867 Three Cent Silver 4,000 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1315
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1868 Three Cent Silver 3,500 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1316
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1869 Three Cent Silver 4,500 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1317
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1870 Three Cent Silver 3,000 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1318
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1871 Three Cent Silver 3,400 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1319
Philadelphia Three Cent Silver 1872 Three Cent Silver 1,000 Standard Type 3 Three Cent 0.03 1320