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    Two Cents (1864-1873)

    The Two Cent coin was produced by the United States Mint from 1864 to 1873. While the coin was used primarily for circulation purposes, mint year 1873 was produced with collectors in mind. The most common date found for the Two Cent piece is 1864. This was the coin’s first year of mintage and the U.S. Mint…

    Lincoln Pennies (1909-1958)

    The ever popular Lincoln wheat penny was first produced by the U.S. Mint in 1909. While the original edition pennies from 1909 can have significant collectable value, other editions of the Lincoln penny can be highly desired by coin collectors as well. A 1933-D, for example, may be valued at $2.30 or more. A 1931-S…

    Flying Eagle Pennies (1856-1858)

    The US Mint has been around nearly as long as the United States itself, and is now not only tasked with producing coinage for the United States, but coinage for many other countries around the world as well. Sanctioned by an Act of Congress, the first US Mint facility was founded in Philadelphia in 1792….

    Large Cents (1793-1857)

    Large cents have now come to be known as pennies, but when they were first produced this name was as foreign as the coin itself. As one of the first styles of coin produced by the US Mint, the Large Cent was determined by Congress to have a face value of 1/100th of a Dollar….

    Half Cents (1793-1857)

    The United States Mint was founded shortly after the nation for which it is named, and was utilized as a means of producing the currency of the newly discovered country. One of the most iconic coins to have ever been produced by the US Mint is without a doubt the Half-Cent, which was first sanctioned…

    Indian Head Penny (1859-1909)

    Founded shortly after the founding of the United States itself, the US Mint has long since been producing the coinage of both the US as well as that of other countries too. In the early days, the US Mint was founded in and operated out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but due to the expansive nature of…