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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 9

Image Obverse Mint Common Name Year Design Mintage Circulation Type Variation Denomination DD ID
Philadelphia Two Cent 1864 Two Cent 19,847,500 Standard Two Cent 0.02 1344
Philadelphia Two Cent 1865 Two Cent 13,640,000 Standard Two Cent 0.02 1345
Philadelphia Two Cent 1866 Two Cent 3,177,000 Standard Two Cent 0.02 1346
Philadelphia Two Cent 1867 Two Cent 2,938,750 Standard Two Cent 0.02 1347
Philadelphia Two Cent 1868 Two Cent 2,803,750 Standard Two Cent 0.02 1348
Philadelphia Two Cent 1869 Two Cent 1,546,500 Standard Two Cent 0.02 1349
Philadelphia Two Cent 1870 Two Cent 861,250 Standard Two Cent 0.02 1350
Philadelphia Two Cent 1871 Two Cent 721,250 Standard Two Cent 0.02 1351
Philadelphia Two Cent 1872 Two Cent 65,000 Standard Two Cent 0.02 1352