All About Dimes

Although the United States has made ten cent pieces since 1796, only three designs ever appear with any frequency. These are the Barber dime, named after the designer Charles E. Barber, made from 1892 until 1916; the Winged Liberty or Mercury dime, made from 1916 through 1945, and the Roosevelt dime, minted from 1946 to the present. The Barber dime features a […]
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All About Quarters

Quarters have been minted in the United States since 1796. There are eight different design types but only three are usually encountered by the Public: “Barber” quarters, Standing Liberty quarters and Washington quarters. The Barber quarter, named after its designer, Charles Barber, has a male representation of Liberty facing to the right. It was first minted in 1892, and […]
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Early U.S. Quarters

The first quarter was minted in 1796. It featured a “Draped Bust” Miss Liberty facing right on the dated side and a small Eagle on the reverse. These were made only for one year and only about 6,000 pieces were made. It wasn’t until 1804 that quarter dollars were minted again and this time the design featured a […]
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All About Half Dollars

Although half dollars have been made since 1794, only four different designs are ever usually seen by the public. They are the Barber design, made from 1892 until 1915, the Walking Liberty design, made from 1916 until 1947, the Franklin Half, made from 1948 until 1963, and the Kennedy Half from 1964 to the present. The Barber Half has […]
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