The Morgan Dollar – 1878 to 1921 - The Morgan Dollar is a United States Silver Dollar named after its designer, George T. Morgan. These were made from 1878 to 1904, and then again, in 1921, just for that year.
$10 Indian Head Eagle Gold Coins – 1907 to 1933 - The $10 Indian Head Eagle gold coin, also know as the $10 Eagle, minted from 1907 to 1933, is considered to be one of the most beautiful American gold coins produced by the U.S. Mint.
1913 Buffalo Head Nickel – The First Year For Buffalo Head Nickels - The first year the Buffalo Head Nickel (also known as the Indian Head Nickel) was minted was 1913. The coin was struck at each of the 3 Mints, Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.
The United States Coinage Act of 1792 - The United States Coinage Act of 1792 (or Mint Act) was "An Act establishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States". It created the United States Silver Dollar as the standard money and lawful tender of the United States, together with a decimal system for US currency.
The Early Development of US Silver Dollars - The American colonies started out with none of their own coinage, so they used foreign coins. At the time of the revolution, all coins in America were rare. Britain simply didn't supply the colonies with money. So in the Articles of Confederation of 1781, individual states were allowed to coin money.
American Silver Eagle Coins – How They Are Made - The finished American Silver Eagle coin is a masterpiece of art and science - the product of a fascinating series of human and modern technological processes. Here is the story in brief.
What is a Shield Nickel? - A Shield Nickel is an American five cent coin minted between 1866 and 1883. The Shield Nickel is made from 75% copper and 25% nickel so this was the first 5-cent coin to be called a nickel. The coin takes it's name from the shield design (representing the United States) that appears on the obverse of the coin.
Morgan Dollar Branch Mint Proofs - There is a widespread belief that Philadelphia is the only US mint to produce proof Morgan silver dollars. This is generally true, but the other 3 mints occasionally struck proofs as well.
What is a Mercury Dime/Winged Liberty Dime? - The Mercury Dime or Winged Liberty Dime is an American 10 cent coin minted by the US Mint between 1916 and 1945. The head is that of Liberty, wearing a cap with wings on it, but as it looks like Mercury, the Roman messenger of the Gods, it is better known as a Mercury Dime.
The Buffalo (or Indian Head) Nickel - The Buffalo Nickel, also known as the Indian Head Nickel or 5 cents was introduced in 1913 replacing the Liberty Head Nickel. It ran from 1913 until 1938. It was made at the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints.