Franklin Half Dollar

Overview The Franklin Half Dollar is one of the last silver coins in America whose entire series was produced with 90% silver. This piece replaced the Walking Liberty Half Dollar which had been in circulation since 1916. Obverse: Benjamin Franklin Reverse: Liberty Bell with small Eagle Years: 1948-1963 Mints: D, S and P Edges: Reeded Designer: John […]

Trade Dollar

Overview Unlike other U.S. coins, the Trade Dollar was produced with the plan of it being circulated in foreign countries. This is the only $1 coin that was ever minted with that intention and the minting of this piece came about in the same legislation that ended the production of the Seated Liberty Dollar.   Obverse: […]

$5 Indian Head

1913 $5 Indian Head

Overview The $5 Indian Head “Eagle” is the last coin of this denomination ever minted by the U.S. This piece is 1 of 4 pieces in the “Indian Head” series along with the $2.5 and $10 Indian Heads and $20 Saint-Gaudens. Obverse: Native American man in headdress Reverse: Standing eagle on branch Years: 1907-1916 & […]

$10 Indian Head

Overview The $10 Indian Head “Eagle” is the last coin of this denomination ever minted by the U.S. This piece is 1 of 4 pieces in the “Indian Head” series along with the $2.5 and $5 Indian Heads and $20 Saint-Gaudens. Obverse: Lady Liberty in headdress Reverse: Standing eagle on branch Years: 1907-1916, 1920, 1926, […]

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was one of the most well known American sculptors in his day and as all great collectors know, designed the beloved $20 Saint-Gaudens. His work during the American Renaissance (American nationalism time period from 1876-1917) was widely acclaimed and admired. Born: March 1, 1848 – Dublin, Ireland Died: August 3, 1907 – Cornish, […]