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  United States coinage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All are produced by the United States Mint, which sells them to the Federal Reserve Banks, which are responsible for putting coins into circulation and withdrawing them from circulation, as demanded by the country's economy.
Non-circulating bullion coins are also produced by the United States Mint.
Beginning in 1971 it has been struck in the same cupro-nickel clad as the dime, quarter, and new Eisenhower dollar) their sizes thus depended upon the amount of silver which cost their respective values, and this helps explain why the dime is the smallest of the coins.
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 United States dollar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Until 1974 the value of the United States dollar was tied to and backed by silver, gold, or a combination of the two.
On one side were agrarian interests such as the United States Greenback Party who wanted to retain the bimetallic standard in order to inflate the dollar, which would allow farmers to more easily repay their debts.
Thus the United States moved to a gold standard, made gold the sole legal-tender coinage of the United States, and set the value of the dollar at $20.67 per ounce (66.46 ¢/g) of gold.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United States Mint
The United States Mint is responsible for producing and circulating coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce.
The Mint was made an independent agency in 1799, and under the Coinage Act of 1873, became part of the Department of the Treasury.
It was placed under the auspices of the Treasurer of the United States in 1981.
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The Engraver shall sink and prepare the necessary dies for such coinage, with the proper devices and inscriptions, but it shall be lawful for the functions and duties of Chief Coiner and Engraver to be performed by one person.
Dismes—each to be of the value of one tenth of a dollar or unit, and to contain thirty-seven grains and two sixteenth parts of a grain of pure, or forty-one grains and three fifths parts of a grain of standard silver.
The acts establishing and regulating the mint of the United States, and for regulating coins, have been: An act establishing a mint and regulating the coins of the United States passed April 2, 1792, chap.
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 Encyclopedia: United States coinage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Thus the United States moved to a gold standard and made gold the sole legal tender coinage of the United States set the value of the dollar to $20.67 per ounce (66.46 cents per gram) of gold.
Critics also state that bills should employ braille codes to make the currency more usable by the vision impaired, since the denominations are all the same size, and cannot be distinguished from one another non-visually.
The name for the United States dollar comes from the Spanish dollar (which itself derived from the thaler) which was the silver coin widely circulated in the United States during the time of the American Revolutionary War.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/United-States-coinage   (620 words)

 United States Mint (from coin) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Besides the 48 contiguous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the United States includes the state of Alaska, at the northwestern extreme of North America, and the island state of Hawaii, in the mid-Pacific Ocean.
The coterminous states are bounded on the north by Canada, on the east by the...
The federal government of the United States was created by the Constitution, which went into operation in 1789 when the first Congress convened and George Washington took the oath of office as president.
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 United States 1793 Coinage - Click for United States 1793 Coinage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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 "The United States Dollar Coin Act of 1997"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The "United States Dollar Coin Act of 1997" (H.R. The "United States Dollar Coin Act of 1997" (H.R. 2637) is the bill that was responsible for what ultimately became the Sacagawea Dollar.
It was introduced into the United States House of Representatives on October 8, 1997 by the Representative from Delaware, Mike Castle.
The "United States Dollar Coin Act of 1997" was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on December 1, 1997.
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 United States dollar -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The United States dollar, or American dollar, adopted by the United States Congress in 1785, is the official currency of the United States.
The United States Mint also produces silver, gold and platinum bullion coins, called "American Eagles", all of which are legal tender though their use in everyday transactions is virtually non-existent.
Beginning in late May into early June though the Dollar rose sharply against the Euro as European states reported stagnation in the overall European Union economy and doubts were raised over the EU Constitution which was voted down in two member states, France and The Netherlands.
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 Coin-Gallery Online - U.S. Coinage
United States Coppers were the first produced by the Federal Mint when it officially opened for business in 1793.
United States Silver Coinage consisted of the bulk of issues made by The United States Mint.
United States Gold Coinage is perhaps the most desired group of rare coins in the entire world.
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 The United States Mint Pressroom
The coin was returned to the United States Mint as a result of the Department of Justice’s settlement of a forfeiture action, and in that landmark legal settlement, this one coin became the only 1933 Double Eagle now or ever authorized for private ownership by the United States Government.
Currently held at United States Gold Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky, the coin has an intriguing history which includes seizure by the United States Government, a five-year trial with a landmark resolution and a possible connection to a royal Egyptian Collection dispersed in the 1950s.
According to the United States Government, any Double Eagle struck in 1933 could not be legally owned, because none were officially released to the public.
www.usmint.gov /pressroom/index.cfm?action=press_release&id=280   (1267 words)

 The United States Pattern Coinage of 1792
In the early 1790s, the United States was still in its infancy.
He reported that "there has been a small beginning in the coinage of half dismes; the want of small coins in circulation calling the first attention to them." Although Washington mentioned that these were minted for economic purposes, some historians believe the coins were made for political reasons.
Since the minting of silver coins was considered an indicator of a country's strength in the 18th century, Washington's possible goal was to promote the United States by circulating the half dismes.
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 U.S. Treasury - Important Events in Treasury History with Unknown Dates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The first United States coins were produced at the Philadelphia Mint.
Coinage operations were suspended at the Charlotte Mint, the Dahlonega Mint, and the New Orleans Mint.
Coinage operations were halted at the New Orleans Mint.
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The Mint of the United States was established at Philadelphia by resolution of Congress, dated April 2, 1792, and the first coins were struck the following year.
Thousands of business firms throughout the Northern States resorted to the use of copper tokens, issued in their own names; on the other hand, many of the so-called “Civil War Tokens” possess a general character and were evidently produced in quantities and sold wherever there was a demand for them.
While, as a rule, the form of this gold is the normal one of the usual coin, and in many cases the devices of the national coins were employed with legends suitable to the private character of the issuer, yet a few abnormal shapes are found among them.
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 U.S. Branch Mints - United States Mints
Among its voluminous statistics are found lists of the coinage of every mint in the United States to the year preceding the publication of the Report with the not-always consecutive annual amount of the coinage of each denomination.
Thus the Report announces the coinage of several dates in different denominations never known to numismatists; but it omits also any reference to certain pieces which many collectors possess, and which are genuine and stubborn facts.
We have also, to avoid monotony of words, used the terms "coinage" and "issue" interchangeably where unimportant, having explained that all of a coinage may not necessarily be issued.
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To begin with coinage was supplied from Great Britain, but some of the colonies also manufactured their own local issues.
States Quarters and can be found easily, though they tend to be cheaper in the US than the UK.
From the beginning US coinage was decimal and was built around the dollar and its sub-divisions: half-dollar (50 cents), quarter dollar (25 cents), dime (10 cents), five cent piece and then nickel (5 cents), and the one-cent piece.
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 United States bicentennial coinage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All quarter, half dollar and dollar coins produced by the United States Mint during the years 1975 and 1976 bore special designs on their reverse, commemorating the 200th anniversary (bicentennial) of the independence of the United States.
The designs were chosen in an open contest announced by the U.S. Treasury in 1973.
In 1977, the original reverse designs and normal dates returned.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_bicentennial_coinage   (216 words)

 US CODE: Title 31,5112. Denominations, specifications, and design of coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Secretary may, after consulting with the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and the Commission of Fine Arts, adopt and prepare new designs or models of emblems or devices that are authorized in the same way as when new coins or devices are authorized.
Single state designs.— The design on the reverse side of each quarter dollar issued during the 10-year period referred to in paragraph (1) shall be emblematic of 1 of the 50 States.
Standards.— Because it is important that the Nation’s coinage and currency bear dignified designs of which the citizens of the United States can be proud, the Secretary shall not select any frivolous or inappropriate design for any quarter dollar minted under this subsection.
www4.law.cornell.edu /uscode/31/5112.html   (1948 words)

 History of the U.S. Mint - 1792
An act passed by Congress, April 2, 1792, ordained "That a Mint for the purpose of a national coinage be and the same is established; to be situate and carried on at the seat of the government of the United States, for the time being."
Sylvester Sage Crosby, The United States Coinage of 1793.
The property was paid for and deeded to the United States of America for a consideration of $4266.67 on July 18, 1792.
www.coinfacts.com /mint_history/mint_history_1792/mint_history_1792.htm   (2037 words)

 Wikinfo | United States Mint
The U.S. Mint was created by Congress with the Coinage Act on April 2, 1792, within the Department of State, located in Philadelphia.
Mint facilities are located in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point, and other past locations, strike all of the United States' coinage.
The United States' gold bullion reserves are protected by the Mint at the West Point Bullion Depository and the Fort Knox Bullion Depository.
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 Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The year 1873 was pivotal and prolific for United States coinage.
Some critics have called the year's coinage legislation the "Crime of '73" because of problems that ensued, especially with the trade dollar.
The coinage act of 1965 apparently restored the legal tender status, but the point is moot because trade dollars today are worth more than face value both from a numismatic view and a bullion value standpoint.
www.centralstates.info /1873.html   (699 words)

 THE 50 STATE COMMEMORATIVE QUARTER SERIES 1999 - 2008   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The 50 State Commemorative Quarter Program (also known as the Statehood Quarter Program) is a circulating coin program consisting of Washington quarters with 50 unique reverse designs, each one commemorating a different state of the Union.
Released to the public at the rate of five different quarters per year for ten years, the coins are issued in the same order the states entered the Union or, in the case of the thirteen original colonies, in the order they ratified the Constitution.
For your information, under each state name is listed the date it entered the Union or, in the case of the original 13 colonies, the date it ratified the Constitution.
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 United States Mint - Odd Type or Obsolete United States Coinage
This is just a small selection of the United States type coinage available.
This was one of the short-lived issues of United States coinage.
- The head of Liberty facing left was used on all United States coin denominations for the next 30 years.
www.centercoin.com /coin_catalog/obsolete_united_states_coins.htm   (584 words)

 Half Dimes
It may be long forgotten by the general public, but the United States coinage system commenced with a silver 5-cent coin rather than that of nickel composition in use today.
The half dime was one of the original denominations introduced almost as soon as the United States coinage system began.
Congress moved to revamp the entire coinage system, doing away with several denominations while paving the way for the nickel composition 5-cents coin to replace the half dime once and for all.
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