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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 17

Image Obverse Mint Common Name Year Design Mintage Circulation Type Variation Denomination DD ID
Carson City Silver Dollar 1873 Trade 124,500 Standard Dollar 1.00 2255
Philadelphia Silver Dollar 1873 Trade 396,635 Standard Dollar 1.00 2254
San Francisco Silver Dollar 1873 Trade 703,000 Standard Dollar 1.00 2256
Carson City Silver Dollar 1874 Trade 1,373,200 Standard Dollar 1.00 2258
Philadelphia Silver Dollar 1874 Trade 987,100 Standard Dollar 1.00 2257
San Francisco Silver Dollar 1874 Trade 2,549,000 Standard Dollar 1.00 2259
Carson City Silver Dollar 1875 Trade 1,573,700 Standard Dollar 1.00 2261
Philadelphia Silver Dollar 1875 Trade 218,200 Standard Dollar 1.00 2260
San Francisco Silver Dollar 1875 Trade 4,487,000 Standard Dollar 1.00 2262
Carson City Silver Dollar 1876 Trade 509,000 Standard Dollar 1.00 2264
Philadelphia Silver Dollar 1876 Trade 455,000 Standard Dollar 1.00 2263
San Francisco Silver Dollar 1876 Trade 5,227,000 Standard Dollar 1.00 2265
Carson City Silver Dollar 1877 Trade 534,000 Standard Dollar 1.00 2267
Philadelphia Silver Dollar 1877 Trade 3,039,200 Standard Dollar 1.00 2266
San Francisco Silver Dollar 1877 Trade 9,519,000 Standard Dollar 1.00 2268
Carson City Silver Dollar 1878 Trade 97,000 Standard Dollar 1.00 2269
San Francisco Silver Dollar 1878 Trade 4,162,000 Standard Dollar 1.00 2270