The Story of Money: 11--Coins from First US Mint

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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
Copper cent
1793
copper half-cent
Copper half-cent
1794
silver disme
Silver disme
1796
silver half disme
Silver half disme
1794
silver dollar
Silver dollar
1794
silver half-dollar
Silver half-dollar
1795
silver quarter-dollar
Silver quarter-dollar
1805
$10 gold eagle
Gold eagle, $10
1801
$5 gold half eagle
Gold half eagle, $5
1802/3 (note 1803 struck over 1802)
$2.50 gold quarter eagle
Gold quarter eagle, $2.50
1807
   
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