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The Chain cent was America’s first large cent and the first circulating coin officially produced by the United States Mint.
It was struck only during 1793.
The obverse design consisted of a stylized Liberty head with flowing hair. The inscription “LIBERTY” appeared above the portrait, and the date below. The design was rather sparse and empty compared to those that … Continue reading
The silver center cent is an American pattern coin, a forerunner to the large cent and an early example of a bimetallic coin. Less than a dozen specimens are known to exist today. An uncirculated silver center cent was sold at an auction for $414,000 in January 2002. That coin should be worth more than one million dollars today.
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The 1792 half disme (pronounced deem, which later evolved into the modern pronunciation of dime as we know it)) was an American silver coin with a face value of five cents. Throughout the broad range of U.S. coinage from 1792 to the present day, this issue is arguably the most significant of any that has ever been struck. Although still … Continue reading