Rare U.S. Coins - The United States Mint was established in Philadelphia in 1792 to produce coins for the original colonies so citizens could conduct commerce. Collecting early United States coins became popular during the 1850s, but coin designs didn’t change often. When Theodore 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. Many of the designs were inspired by people, places and events; all of which can be seen on every rare coin.
As the Civil War raged across the nation, all U.S. coins were in short supply, including copper coins and nickel coins. This made coinage ever more important, but the government began 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. Rare coins and rare currency are both great collectible items that look great in every numismatic collection, giving it a unique look and provides exquisite storytelling.
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