The United States of America has been producing coinage continuously since 1792. The U.S. economic stability has allowed for the same currency unit to be used throughout its history and is one of the most popularly collected coins in the world.
U.S. Mint Facilities
Currently the U.S. Operates 4 minting facilities in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Denver Colorado, San Francisco California and West Point New York.
The Philadelphia Mint was the first mint and began producing coinage in 1793 and has been producing coinage continuously since. Today the Philadelphia Mint produces circulating coinage, mint sets and some commemorative coins. The Denver Mint began producing coinage in 1906 and currently produces circulating coinage, mint sets and some commemorative coins. The San Francisco Mint began producing coinage in 1854 and currently produces proof and silver proof coin sets. The West Point Mint received its designation as an official U.S. Mint in 1988 and currently produces the entire family of American Eagle proof and uncirculated coins in gold, silver, and platinum.
In addition to the current mints, the U.S. used to also operated mints in Charlotte North Carolina, Dahlonega Georgia, New Orleans Louisiana, and Carson City Nevada as well as the Manilla Mint in the Philippines when they were designated as U.S. Territory from 1898 to 1933 and as a U.S. Commonwealth Nation from 1934 to 1945.
Decimal system based on the currency unit of a Dollar
|100 Cents = 1 Dollar|
|5 Cents = Nickel|
|10 Cents = Dime|
|25 Cents = Quarter|
|50 Cents = Half|
|Cent||5 Cents||10 Cents||25 Cents||50 Cents||1 Dollar|
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