Circulating coins are the coins that the United States Mint produces for everyday transactions. Circulating coins are also included in the United States Mint’s annual coin sets, which are the staple of coin collecting.
Find measurements and metal content information on the Coin Specifications table.
Watch the video below to see how the Mint makes circulating coins.
Coins in Circulation
The penny, nickel, dime, and quarter are the circulating coins that we use today. To learn more about the history of these coins, read The History of U.S. Circulating Coins.
Circulating Coin Collectibles
Half dollars and $1 coins are produced as collectibles. However, they may still be used as legal tender.
Previous Circulating Coins
- Lincoln Penny (1959-2008)
- Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program
- Westward Journey Nickel Series™
- 50 State Quarters Program
- DC and U.S. Territories Quarters
- George Washington Bicentennial Quarter
- George Washington Quarter (1932-1998)
- Presidential $1 Coin Program
- Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coin
- Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin