American coins

Collecting U.S. coins by type offers a way to build a fun and rewarding collection that shows a person's individuality. But what exactly is a type set? Ultimately, it contains one coin of every major design and metallic composition within a series. Beyond these basics, type coin collecting is almost limitless in its variety!


The American silver coinage comprises: Morgan and peace dollars, halves, quarters, dimes, also twenty cents and half dimes. US Mint proof sets and mint sets, silver eagles
Rolls of silver coins can be readily bought on eBay - often at an advantageous price and is a great way of investing in pre 1965 American silver coins.

Morgan dollars are probably the coin collectors favorite American coin, the Morgan dollars were minted from 1878 to 1904 and again for one more year in 1921. Next favorite with collectors is probably the Walking Liberty half dollar, or 'walkers' as they are often referred to. Walking Liberty halves were minted from 1916 to 1947 and feature the beautiful design by Adolph Weinman, the same reverse as used on American silver eagles. Winged Liberty (Mercury ) dimes another popular coin were minted from 1916 to 1945.

Other American coins are: Small Cents, Large Cents, Two Cents, Three Cents, Half Cents, Nickels. Additional collecting material can be found in colonial issues, commemoratives.

Comprehensive selection of American coins can often be obtained at an advantageous price for sale live on eBay. All major categories and denominations included, eBay is a great place to buy American coins.

In addition to coins used today, the U.S. Mint has in the past issued half cents, two-cent pieces, three-cent pieces, half dimes and twenty-cent pieces. These obsolete-denomination coins offer special interest and significance to collectors, as the period of issue and mintage quantities were limited, all are over 120 years old, and these coins are scarce and seldom seen today.


Before establishment of the U.S. Mint, a variety of foreign coins circulated in the American colonies, and both the colonies and private concerns issued numerous coins and tokens. After the Declaration of Independence in 1776, several of the new states issued their own coinage. Most of these colonial and state issues are scarce and in great demand among specialized collectors today.

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