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US Coin Database

Checkist of all US Coins

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: 4157. Total items on page 17

Image Mint Common Name Year Series Mintage Circulation Type Variation Denomination DD Market ID
Philadelphia Nickel 1867 Shield 28,890,500 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1921
Philadelphia Nickel 1868 Shield 28,817,000 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1922
Philadelphia Nickel 1869 Shield 16,395,000 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1923
Philadelphia Nickel 1870 Shield 4,806,000 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1924
Philadelphia Nickel 1871 Shield 561,000 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1925
Philadelphia Nickel 1872 Shield 6,036,000 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1926
Philadelphia Nickel 1873 Shield 436,000 Standard close 3 Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1927
Philadelphia Nickel 1873 Shield 4,113,950 Standard open 3 Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1928
Philadelphia Nickel 1874 Shield 3,538,000 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1929
Philadelphia Nickel 1875 Shield 2,097,000 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1930
Philadelphia Nickel 1876 Shield 2,530,000 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1931
Philadelphia Nickel 1879 Shield 25,900 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1932
Philadelphia Nickel 1880 Shield 15,000 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1933
Philadelphia Nickel 1881 Shield 68,800 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1934
Philadelphia Nickel 1882 Shield 11,472,900 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1935
Philadelphia Nickel 1883 Shield 1,000,000 Standard Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1936
Philadelphia Nickel 1883 Shield 1,000,000 Standard 3 Over 2 Five Cents $0.05 E:$139.50 1937