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United States Coins

U.S. coins are very popular collectible items within America's borders and beyond. U.S. coins come in a wide variety of designs across many denominations and are replete with interesting stories and mint errors. Coins are created in several active U.S. Mint facilities, several of which are no longer functional. Still in operation today are the facilities in Philadelphia, the first mint building commissioned, Denver, and San Francisco. Another mint in West Point is also active, but typically only produces bullion coins and commemorative issues.

Several other mint facilities have existed throughout the history of the U.S. Active mints once existed in Charlotte, Dahlonega, New Orleans, and Carson City. Coins from these closed mints tend to be much rarer than their counterparts. They are favored by collectors who like to complete, or attempt to complete, mint sets. Many of the mints specialized in gold or silver coinage sometimes limited to certain denominations.

The U.S. has issued several unusual denominations over the years. These include the half penny, two cent, three cent, half dime, twenty cent, three dollar, and Stella coins. There is also a series of coins known as eagles, with derivative denominations including quarter eagle, half eagle, and double eagle. These eagle coins are sometimes still used today for various commemorative issues. Today, the only legal circulating denominations are the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, and dollar.

 

Quick Facts

  • Several of the record holders for the most expensive coins to ever sell at auction are held by American rarities such as the 1794 Flowing Hair dollar and the 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle
  • Before 1965, American coins were minted predominantly out of silver. Silver coins can sometimes still be found in circulation today
  • The Roosevelt dime, which currently circulates in common usage, maintains the longest duration of an American coin design without any changes

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***Auction Highlight*** 1801 Draped Bust Large Cent S-222 1c Graded vf25 By SEGS (fc)
May 24, 11:00 AM EDT
***Auction Highlight*** 1801 Draped Bust Large Cent S-222 1c Graded vf25 By SEGS (fc)
by Key Date Coins
Est: $562- $1,124
$20014 Bids
***Auction Highlight*** 1917-p Lincoln Cent Near Top POP! 1c Graded ms67 rd By SEGS (fc)
May 24, 11:00 AM EDT
***Auction Highlight*** 1917-p Lincoln Cent Near Top POP! 1c Graded ms67 rd By SEGS (fc)
by Key Date Coins
Est: $3,850- $7,700
$2259 Bids
1936-p Lincoln Cent Near TOP POP! 1c Grades GEM++ RD by SEGS
May 24, 11:00 AM EDT
1936-p Lincoln Cent Near TOP POP! 1c Grades GEM++ RD by SEGS
by Key Date Coins
Est: $90- $180
$607 Bids
1883 HAWAII 50 CENT CH BU
May 24, 11:00 AM EDT
1883 HAWAII 50 CENT CH BU
by Silver City Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,200
$2207 Bids
Silver coin
May 23, 2:00 PM PDT
Silver coin
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $30- $90
$1107 Bids
1972 Double Die Lincoln Cent ANACS DDO FS103 in AU 55. Nice Affordable Grade.
May 23, 5:00 PM EDT
1972 Double Die Lincoln Cent ANACS DDO FS103 in AU 55. Nice Affordable Grade.
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$287 Bids
1955 United States Coin Set - 5 Coin Set
May 28, 8:00 AM MST
1955 United States Coin Set - 5 Coin Set
by Original US Coins
Est: $125- $170
$186 Bids
***Auction Highlight*** 1830 Coronet Head Large Cent Large Let 1c Graded ms63 bn By SEGS (fc)
May 23, 11:00 AM EDT
***Auction Highlight*** 1830 Coronet Head Large Cent Large Let 1c Graded ms63 bn By SEGS (fc)
by Key Date Coins
Est: $1,125- $2,250
$2756 Bids
***Auction Highlight*** 1798 Draped Bust Large Cent S-174 1c Graded au53 By SEGS (fc)
May 23, 11:00 AM EDT
***Auction Highlight*** 1798 Draped Bust Large Cent S-174 1c Graded au53 By SEGS (fc)
by Key Date Coins
Est: $2,574- $5,148
$5506 Bids
1802 Large Cent
May 24, 5:00 PM EDT
1802 Large Cent
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$446 Bids
1836 Coronet Head Large Cent 1c Grades vg, very good
May 24, 11:00 AM EDT
1836 Coronet Head Large Cent 1c Grades vg, very good
by Key Date Coins
Est: $25- $100
$305 Bids
***Auction Highlight*** 1810 Classic Head Large Cent 1c Graded Unc+ BN By USCG (fc)
May 24, 11:00 AM EDT
***Auction Highlight*** 1810 Classic Head Large Cent 1c Graded Unc+ BN By USCG (fc)
by Key Date Coins
Est: $5,555- $11,110
$1,1005 Bids
***Auction Highlight*** Lincoln Wheat cent 1c orig roll, 1909-s end, VDB other end (fc)
May 24, 11:00 AM EDT
***Auction Highlight*** Lincoln Wheat cent 1c orig roll, 1909-s end, VDB other end (fc)
by Key Date Coins
Est: $112- $225
$905 Bids
ASSEMBLED US SILVER COINS & BULLION COINS
May 29, 11:00 AM EDT
ASSEMBLED US SILVER COINS & BULLION COINS
by White's Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$1305 Bids
1847 Large Cent
May 24, 5:00 PM EDT
1847 Large Cent
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$135 Bids
1931-S Lincoln Wheat Cent - Key Date!
May 23, 5:00 PM EDT
1931-S Lincoln Wheat Cent - Key Date!
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$325 Bids
KEY 1922 NO D Lincoln Cent Certified Good 4 By PCI.
May 23, 5:00 PM EDT
KEY 1922 NO D Lincoln Cent Certified Good 4 By PCI.
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$555 Bids
1931-s Lincoln Cent 1c Grades Choice Unc RB
May 24, 11:00 AM EDT
1931-s Lincoln Cent 1c Grades Choice Unc RB
by Key Date Coins
Est: $132- $265
$904 Bids
***Auction Highlight*** 1835 Coronet Head Large Cent Head of 36 N-7 1c Graded ms63 bn By SEGS (fc)
May 24, 11:00 AM EDT
***Auction Highlight*** 1835 Coronet Head Large Cent Head of 36 N-7 1c Graded ms63 bn By SEGS (fc)
by Key Date Coins
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5504 Bids
1872 Two Cent Piece Key Date To Series 2c Graded vg8 By SEGS
May 25, 11:00 AM EDT
1872 Two Cent Piece Key Date To Series 2c Graded vg8 By SEGS
by Key Date Coins
Est: $330- $660
$1204 Bids
***Auction Highlight*** 1807 Draped Bust Large Cent Lg Fraction 1c Graded vf35 By SEGS (fc)
May 25, 11:00 AM EDT
***Auction Highlight*** 1807 Draped Bust Large Cent Lg Fraction 1c Graded vf35 By SEGS (fc)
by Key Date Coins
Est: $495- $991
$1004 Bids
1848 Braided Hair Large Cent - AU+
May 23, 5:00 PM EDT
1848 Braided Hair Large Cent - AU+
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$404 Bids

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