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Story of Money


Section 11: After the Revolution Previous | Next | Section Index
These coins are from the first U.S. Mint
In 1791, President Washington established the country’s first mint in Philadelphia. The dollar became our official monetary unit. These coins are all the denominations, and some of the original designs, put into production in 1792.

Copper cent
1793

Copper half-cent
1794

Silver disme
1796

Silver half disme
1794

Silver dollar
1794

Silver half-dollar
1795

Silver quarter-dollar
1805

Gold eagle, $10
1801

Gold half eagle, $5
1802/3 (note 1803 struck over 1802)

Gold quarter eagle, $2.50
1807
   
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