United States Odd Denominations
These are my United States Odd Denominations. These include the
discontinued denominations (Half-cents, 2 cents, 3 cents, half-dimes, and 20
cents). You can click on any picture to bring up a larger size of the coin.
Half Cents
Year: 1804
Denomination: 1/2 cent
Mintage: 1,055,312
Composition: Copper
Artist: Robert Scot
History: This is an 1804 Draped
Bust half cent. Half cents only were
minted from 1793-1857. This design
went from 1800-1808. As you can
see, the reverse is rotated off center
causing a rotated reverse error.
Year: 1864
Denomination: 2 cents
Mintage: 19,847,500
Composition: .950 copper, .050 tin
and zinc
Artist: James B. Longacre
History: This is an 1864 two cent
piece. It was the first US coin to
bear the motto IN GOD WE
TRUST. The two cent piece was
only minted from 1864-1873. As
you can see, the reverse is rotated
off center causing a rotated reverse
error.
Two Cent Pieces
Three Cent Pieces
Year: 1858
Denomination: 3 cents
Mintage: 1,603,700
Composition: .750 silver, .250
copper
Artist: James B. Longacre
History: This is an 1858 three cent
piece. Three cent pieces were only
minted from 1851-1889. This design
went from 1851-1873.
Year: Unknown
Denomination: 5 cents
Mintage: Unknown
Composition: .8924 silver, .1076
copper
Artist: William Kneass
History: This is a Capped Bust half
dime. Half dimes were min
ted from
1794-1873 This design went from
18
29-1837.
Half Dimes
Year: 1826
Denomination: 1/2 cent
Mintage: 234,000
Composition: Copper
Artist: John Reich
History: This is an 1826 Classic
Head half cent. Half cents only were
minted from 1793-1857. This design
went from 1809-1836.
Year: 1865
Denomination: 3 cents
Mintage: 11,382,000
Composition: .750 copper, .250
nickel
Artist: James B. Longacre
History: This is an 1865 three cent
piece. Three cent pieces were only
minted from 1851-1889. This design
went from 1865-1889.
Year: 1839
Denomination: 5 cents
Mintage: 1,069,150
Composition: .900 silver, .100
copper
Artist: Christian Gobrecht
History: This is an 1839 Seated
Liberty half dime
. Half dimes were
minted from 1
794-1873. This design
went from 18
37-1873.
Year: 1855
Denomination: 5 cents
Mintage: 1,750,000
Composition: .900 silver, .100
copper
Artist: Christian Gobrecht
History: This is an 1855 Seated
Liberty Arrows half dime. Half
dimes were min
ted from 1794-1873
This design went from 1853-1855
.