Draped Bust Half Dimes

Draped Bust Half Dime

Coin Information The smallest original silver denominations within the United States would see its designed altered following the two dates of issues for the prior series. The new design would be created by Robert Scot, based on sketches prepared by the famed portraitist Gilbert Stuart. The new rendition of Liberty was viewed more favorably and […]

Draped Bust Dollars

Draped Bust Dollars

Coin Information The second type of silver dollar produced by the United States Mint was known as the Draped Bust Dollar. The first year of issue was 1795, which was the final year of issue for the previous series. Regular production would take place for each year until 1803. Three decades later, the final and […]

Trade Dollars

Trade Dollar

Coin Information The Trade Dollar was authorized and first minted in 1873 in order to create an American coin to compete with other favored forms of currency in the Orient. The coins were produced in quantity at the Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Carson City Mints until 1878, after which point, the Philadelphia Mint continued to […]

Liberty Coronet Gold Eagle

Liberty Gold Eagle

Coin Information Designed by Christian Gobrecht, the Liberty Coronet Gold Eagle was an extremely long running series for the $10 gold denomination. The design was introduced in 1838 and amidst some periodic modifications, continued to be produced until 1907. The original obverse designed featured the head of Liberty facing left and wearing a cornet with […]

Saint Gaudens Double Eagles

Saint Gaudens Double Eagle

Coin Information The second series for the twenty dollar double eagle gold coins was designed by famed sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens. The coins would be produced between the years 1907 and 1933, with the first and the last years of issue both being extremely notable for collectors. For the first year of issue, there were […]

Jefferson Nickels

Jefferson Nickel

Coin Information The Jefferson Nickel has the distinction of being a series that is accessible to new collectors and challenging to advanced collectors. The series was introduced in 1938, replacing the previous Buffalo Nickels. The new design was created by Felix Schlag and featured a portrait of Thomas Jefferson on the obverse and a depiction […]

2011 America the Beautiful Quarters

2011 America the Beautiful Quarters

Coin Information The series of circulating quarter dollar coins featuring National Parks and sites from across America will enter its second year of release. The 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters feature more striking or iconic designs that have received favorable reactions from collectors. Based on the authorizing legislation for the series, five different designs are […]

2010 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins

2010 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins

Coin Information The first year of release for the United States Mint’s new 5 ounce silver bullion coin series was a challenging one. The unusual specifications for the coins caused a delay in production, which resulted in extremely low mintages. Early in the year, the US Mint announced the purchase of a new coining press […]