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2021 Morgan Dollar

August 6, 2021 - In 2021, the U.S. Mint will re-issue the Morgan Dollar in honor of its last year of minting in 1921. The 2021 Morgan Dollar is part of the Morgan and Peace Dollar Anniversary Coin Program. Minted from 1878 to 1904,...

2021 Peace Dollar

August 6, 2021 - In 2021, the U.S. Mint will re-issue the Peace Dollar in honor of its 100th anniversary. The 2021 Peace Dollar is part of the Morgan and Peace Dollar Anniversary Coin Program. This rendition, made of 99.9% silver with an uncirculated...

Morgan and Peace Dollar Anniversary Coins

August 6, 2021 - In 2021, the U.S. Mint releases the Morgan and Peace Dollar Anniversary Coins in recognition of the 100th anniversaries of the last year of minting of the Morgan Silver Dollar and the first year of minting of the Peace Silver...

One Hundred Years of Silver Dollar Coinage (1878-1978)

April 16, 2021 - By Jill Westeyn April 15, 2021 This year marks the 100th anniversary of completion of coinage of the Morgan Dollar and the 100th anniversary of commencement of coinage of the Peace Dollar. Essentially, it’s the centennial of the transition between...

The History of the American Eagle Gold Coin

October 19, 2021 - By Valencia Scott February 11, 2021 Watch this video to learn more about the American Eagle Gold Coin reverse design used on the coin from 1986-2021. To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the modern American Eagle Coin Program, let’s take...

The History of U.S. Circulating Coins

April 22, 2021 - The story of U.S. circulating coins began long before the opening of a national mint in 1792. Before national coinage, a mix of foreign and domestic coins circulated, both during the Colonial Period and in the years following the Revolutionary...

Historic Coin Production

April 22, 2021 - The U.S. Mint has produced coins for this nation for over 225 years. Coin production evolved from slow horse- and man-powered machinery to fast computer-controlled machines. Explore the history of coin production and how the process changed through the years....

History of the U.S. Mint

October 31, 2019 - On April 2, 1792 Congress passed the Coinage Act, establishing the first national mint in the United States. During the Colonial Period, monetary transactions were handled using foreign or colonial currency, livestock, or produce. After the Revolutionary War, the U.S....

Women at Work: Meet the Mint’s Female Trailblazers

April 22, 2021 - Women have been an essential part of the U.S. Mint’s story from the beginning. Just three years after the Coinage Act of 1792, the Mint hired its first two female employees. In the years that followed, women gained opportunities not readily...

Inside the Denver Mint: The First Coining Press

September 19, 2017 - September 19, 2017 Inside the Denver Mint, there are many artifacts from the United States Mint’s 225-year history. One of the things you might find is a replica of the first coining press from 1792. For the first 40 years...