Seated Liberty Dollar

1840 – 1873 The Seated Liberty Dollar was first minted in 1840. At that time the same obverse design was used for all U.S. silver coins. The design was created by Christian Gobrecht. The obverse features Lady Liberty sitting on a rock, in her right hand she holds the Union Shield inscribed with the word … Read more

Barber Half Dollar

1892 – 1915 The Barber Half Dollar is also referred to as the Liberty Head Half Dollar. Throughout the 1880s relatively little quarters and halves were struck as the government had sufficient stock piles of older coins in it’s vaults to satisfy demand. By 1890 the stockpile of quarters and halves  had dropped to levels … Read more

Liberty Nickel

1883 – 1912 The Liberty Nickel, also called the V Nickel or Barber Nickel, was first struck in 1883. In the beginning of the year the coin was minted without the word “cents” below the “V” on the reverse. The Coinage Act of 1792 did not require coins higher than one cent in value to … Read more

Buffalo Nickel

1913 – 1938 The name “Buffalo Nickel” is actually a misnomer, as the animal appearing on the reverse is in fact a bison and not a buffalo. The true name of this very popular coin is the Five Cent Indian Head, however, the name “Buffalo Nickel” seems to have been set as its most widely … Read more

Draped Bust Dime

1796–1807 The Draped Bust Dime, also called the Small Eagle design, was the first dime to be circulated in the United States. The 1796 dated Draped Bust Dime was actually minted in October of 1795 with a total ofonly 42,378 pieces being struck. This design for the dime continued through the year 1807, however, no … Read more

Seated Liberty Dime

1837 – 1891 The Seated Liberty Dime was designed by Christian Gobrecht and first minted in 1837. The obverse features Lady Liberty sitting on a rock, in her right hand she holds the Union Shield inscribed with the word “LIBERTY” and in her left hand she holds a long staff. The reverse side of the 1837 … Read more

Standing Liberty Quarter

1916 – 1930 The Standing Liberty Quarter Dollar was produced from 1916 to 1930, which was relatively short-lived for a coin, especially one of such nice design. It is interesting to note that no quarter dollars were minted in 1922. The coins were struck in; Philadelphia (no mintmark), San Francisco (S), and Denver (D), with … Read more

Flying Eagle Cent

1856 – 1858 The collecting of small cents is second in popularity only to the Morgan Dollar. The first small cent was the which was minted for a very short time from 1856 to 1858. A second restrike of the coin was made in 1860, but those are questionable among collectors. By 1851 it cost the mint … Read more