You can search the growing Historian’s Corner archives for images of different types of coins, several kinds of historical documents, or any combination of the two. No matter what you are searching for, you can narrow your search by using any mixture of keywords, phrases, dates, and other criteria.
Keywords are not case sensitive, so Washington and washington are treated the same.
Circulating. A coin struck specifically for use in general day-to-day business transactions.
Commemorative. A coin specifically legislated by Congress and authorized by the President to honor a significant person, place, or event.
Bullion. Precious metal (gold, silver, or platinum) coinage or other items created for investment purposes. Bullion coins are not circulated but are retained for the value of their metal.
Uncirculated. A coin that has never been used for commerce and has no marks.
Proof. A coin struck for numismatic, collectible coins using specially polished and treated dies or planchets that produce mirror-like backgrounds. Proofs are also struck twice instead of a single time, resulting in finer detail.
Other. A coin whose production process is known by the Mint but does not fit into the Uncirculated or Proof production processes.
Unknown. A coin whose production process is unknown to the Mint.
N/A. Denotes information that is not applicable to the item retrieved by the search.
Legislation. Act of Congress having to do with the United States Mint, the nation’s coinage, or specific coins.
Annual Report. Excerpt from an Annual Report of the Director of the Mint to the Secretary of the Treasury. These are not entire reports, but excerpts of historical interest.
Press Release. Press release issued by the United States Mint, included here because of its historical significance.
Nuggets. Feature articles that expand or detail items of numismatic or Mint history using primary sources from the archives of the United States Mint.
Ledger. Ledger issued by the United States Mint, included here because of its historical significance.
Rank is the relevance of the item compared to the search parameters you specified.
Description is a short name for the item.
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Coin Image Details include photographs of the obverse and reverse sides of the coin along with information about the designer(s), production facility, and related legislation. Click the link below the photograph to download a copy of the photograph.
Document Details include the type of document, its date of origin, notes about the document, and links to download copies. Download the document in Adobe Acrobat PDF or Microsoft Word format, depending upon the type of document. PDF documents are created by scanning the original historical documents. Word documents are transcriptions of the original documents.