U.S. Numismatic Coins & Currency
U.S. Numismatic Coins & Currency - When the United States Mint was established in Philadelphia in 1792, it produced coins for the original colonies so citizens would be able to conduct commerce. Collecting early United States coins became popular during the 1850s, but the coin designs didn’t change often and were considered boring. When Teddy Roosevelt became President in the early 1900s, he was determined to elevate the artistry of our U.S. coins. Sculptors such as Augustus Saint-Gaudens and James Earle Fraser created truly timeless designs that make these very collectible coins and highly desirable.
Today, these rare coins have become collectible coins and are highly sought-after. The apex of our rare coinage artistry was captured in the Walking Liberty Half Dollars, Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, Morgan Silver Dollars, Peace Silver Dollars and Saint-Gaudens $20.00 Gold U.S. coin designs.
As the Civil War raged across the nation, all U.S. coins were in short supply. The government remedied the situation by printing paper currency to replace actual coins. Like their metallic counterparts, our early bank notes, or FRNs, were miniature works of art and beautifully engraved. The world of U.S. currency is vast and comprises notes from Colonial and Continental notes, to Confederate Currency and Obsolete Bank Notes. Denominations ranged from fifty cents to $10,000. Until 1928, all U.S. currency was printed in a large size format which then changed with the onset of the Depression when all U.S. currency shrunk to the present day size.
To shop our selection of U.S. Numismatic Coins and U.S. Currency or to see Precious Metal prices, click on the image below representing the Numismatic Coin or U.S. Currency of your interest.
Last Updated: 10/8/2015 7:35:34 PM ET
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