United States Mint Design Use Policy for:
UNITED STATES MINT HISTORICAL COIN IMAGE LIBRARY
(Policy last updated 8/21/2006)
Group One contents: Electronic files of photographs of certain United States Mint pre-modern commemorative coins.
for index of coin covered by this policy).
The United States Mint will not object to use of Group One contents in accordance with this policy, subject to the
Group One contents are provided for reference and face-to-face classroom teaching purposes.
Persons contemplating use of any of the Group One contents are responsible for obtaining any necessary
permissions from third parties, absent applicable and valid privileges and fair use claims or determination
of public domain status by the user. Only limited background information may be available for many of the
coin designs in Group One.
Use of any of the Group One contents in any manner constitutes an acknowledgement that the user is not acting
for the United States Government.
None of the Group One contents (including but not limited to the photographs of the coins or the coins’
designs) or the credits required by this policy may be used in any way that could mislead or deceive the public
or imply that the United States Mint, the United States Department of the Treasury, or the United States Government
sponsors, endorses, approves, or is associated with (a) any product or service in which any part of the Group One
contents is used; (b) the creators or distributors of the product or service; or (c) any other nonfederal entity,
person, activity, product, or service.
When a photographic reproduction of a coin obtained from any United States Mint source is reproduced for any use
consistent with this policy, credit should be given as follows: "United States Mint image." The credit should be
placed next to the coin graphic.
This policy does not grant rights to use any seals, heraldry or other indicia or intellectual property of any
federal, state, municipal, or other governmental component.
This policy does not cover trademarks of the United States Mint, nor does it cover publicity rights. It does
not grant any waiver, release, or written permission of the Director under 18 U.S.C. § 709 or 31 U.S.C.
§ 333. By adopting and publishing this policy, the United States Mint is not waiving or abandoning any rights
in designs assigned or licensed to it, and is not authorizing any acquisition or claim of exclusive rights (such
as trademark rights) in coin designs. The United States Mint makes no warranty of any kind and expressly disclaims
any and all implied warranties relating to the photographic reproductions of the coins in this group, their designs
or any related text. This policy does not confer any personal right or cause of action, and does not relieve any
party from any other duty or obligation.
Requests for uses beyond the scope of this policy and for high-resolution graphic files for use consistent with
this policy may be submitted for evaluation to the United States Mint Office of Licensing at 202-354-7350. The
United States Mint cannot honor requests for camera-ready artwork or other reformatting.
Other laws may apply to the use of coin designs. The United States Mint strongly encourages members of the public
interested in using coin designs to visit the Consumer and Business Awareness section of the United States Mint
Web site (accessible from http://www.usmint.gov/consumer/)
for more information.
Questions on this policy should be directed to the United States Mint Office of Licensing at 202-354-7350.
18 U.S.C. § 709 prohibits a person from knowingly using, without written permission of the Director of the
United States Mint, "the words 'United States Mint' or 'U.S. Mint' or any colorable imitation of such words,
in connection with any advertisement, circular, book, pamphlet, or other publication, play, motion picture,
broadcast, telecast, or other production, in a manner reasonably calculated to convey the impression that such
advertisement, circular, book, pamphlet, or other publication, play, motion picture, broadcast, telecast, or other
production, is approved, endorsed, or authorized by or associated in any manner with, the United States Mint."
2 31 U.S.C. § 333 prohibits a person from using, "in connection with, or as a part of, any advertisement,
solicitation, business activity, or product, whether alone or with other words, letters, symbols, or emblems
[of the Treasury Department, its bureaus, including the United States Mint, and its officials, including United
States Mint officials] . . . in a manner which could reasonably be interpreted or construed as conveying the false
impression that such advertisement, solicitation, business activity, or product is in any manner approved, endorsed,
sponsored, or authorized by, or associated with, the Department of the Treasury or any [Treasury Department
bureau or official]."
Columbian Exposition Half Dollar
Isabella Quarter Dollar
Louisiana Purchase Exposition Jefferson Gold Dollar
Louisiana Purchase Exposition McKinley Gold Dollar
Lewis and Clark Exposition Gold Dollar
Panama Pacific International Exposition Quarter Eagle
Panama Pacific International Exposition Gold Dollar
Panama Pacific International Exposition Half Dollar
Panama Pacific International Exposition Gold Dollar
McKinley Memorial Gold Dollar
Illinois Centennial Silver Half Dollar
Maine Centennial Half Dollar
Pilgrim Tercentennial Half Dollar
Alabama Centennial Half Dollar
Missouri Centennial Half Dollar
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Gold Dollar
Ulysses S. Grant Centennial Silver Half Dollar
Monroe Doctrine Centennial Half Dollar
Huguenot Walloon Tercentennial Half Dollar
California Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar
Fort Vancouver Centennial Silver Half Dollar
Lexington Concord Sesquicentennial Silver Half Dollar
Stone Mountain Memorial Silver Half Dollar
1926, 1928, 1933-1934, 1936-1939
Oregon Trail Silver Half Dollar
Sesquicentennial of American Independence Silver Half Dollar
Sesquicentennial of American Independence Gold Quarter Eagle
Vermont Sesquicentennial Silver Half Dollar
Hawaiian Sesquicentennial Silver Half Dollar
Daniel Boone Bicentennial Silver Half Dollar
Maryland Tercentenary Silver Half Dollar
Texas Independence Centennial Half Dollar
Arkansas Centennial Silver Half Dollar Liberty Design
Connecticut Tercentenary Half Dollar
City of Hudson New York Sesquicentennial Half Dollar
Old Spanish Trail Silver Half Dollar
San Diego California Pacific Exposition Half Dollar
Albany New York Charter Silver Half Dollar
Arkansas Centennial Silver Half Dollar Senator Robinson Design
Battle of Gettysburg Half Dollar
San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge Half Dollar
Bridgeport Connecticut Centennial Half Dollar
Cincinnati Music Center Half Dollar
Cleveland Great Lakes Exposition Centennial Half Dollar
Columbia South Carolina Sesquicentennial Silver Half Dollar
Elgin Illinois Centennial Silver Half Dollar
Long Island Tercentenary Silver Half Dollar
Lynchburg Virginia Sesquicentennial Silver Half Dollar
Norfolk Virginia Bicentennial Half Dollar
Providence Rhode Island Tercentenary Half Dollar
Wisconsin Territorial Centennial Half Dollar
York County Maine Tercentenary Half Dollar
Battle of Antietam Half Dollar
Roanoke Island North Carolina Half Dollar
Delaware Tercentenary Silver Half Dollar
New Rochelle New York Half Dollar
Iowa Centennial Silver Half Dollar
Booker T. Washington Memorial Silver Half Dollar
Carver-Washington Silver Half Dollar