Coin Basics

What we have here is basic coin information. The years, circulation, content and different variations of each coin.

This info can be found in "The Offical Red Book", which is most folks go-to referance.



Half Cents

1793 Liberty Cap - Head Left Half Cent
1794 - 1797 Liberty Cap - Head Right Half Cent
1800-1808 Draped Bust Half Cent
1809-1836 Classic Head Half Cent
1840-1857 Braided Hair Half Cent


Small Cents

1856-1858 Flying Eagle Small Cent
1859-1909 Indian Head Small Cent
1909-1958 Lincoln Wheat Small Cent
1959-2008 Lincoln Memorial Small Cent
2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Small Cent
2010-Present Lincoln Shield Small Cent


Three Cents

1851-1873 Silver Three Cent Piece
1865-1889 Nickel Three Cent Piece



1866-1883 Shield Nickel
1883-1913 Liberty (V) Nickel
1913-1938 Indian Head (Buffalo) Nickel
1938-Present Jefferson Nickel


Twenty Cents

1875-1878 Twenty Cent Piece


Half Dollars

1794-1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar
1796-1807 Draped Bust Half Dollar
1807-1839 Capped Bust Half Dollar
1839-1891 Seated Liberty Half Dollar
1892-1915 Barber Half Dollar
1916-1947 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
1948-1963 Franklin Half Dollar
1964-Present Kennedy Half Dollar

Large Cents

1793 Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse Large Cent
1793 Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse Large Cent
1793-1796 Liberty Cap Large Cent
1796-1807 Draped Bust Large Cent
1808-1814 Classic Head Large Cent
1816-1839 Liberty Head (Matron or Coronet) Large Cent
1839-1857 Braided Hair Large Cent


Two Cents

1864-1873 Two Cent Piece


Half Dimes

1792 Half Disme
1794-1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime
1796-1805 Draped Bust Half Dime
1829-1837 Capped Bust Half Dime
1837-1873 Seated Liberty Half Dime



1796-1807 Draped Bust Dime
1809-1837 Capped Bust Dime
1837-1891 Seated Liberty Dime
1892-1916 Barber Dime
1916-1945 Winged Liberty (Mercury) Dime
1946-Present Roosevelt Dime



1796-1807 Draped Bust Quarter
1815-1837 Capped Bust Quarter
1838-1891 Seated Liberty Quarter
1892-1916 Barber Quarter
1916-1930 Standing Liberty Quarter
1932-1998 Washington Quarter
1999-2008 50 States Quarters
2009 DC / US Territories Quarter
2010-2021 America the Beautiful Quarter
2021 Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter
2022-2025 Prominent Women Quarter



1794-1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar
1795-1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
1836-1839 Gobrecht Silver Dollar
1840-1873 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar
1873-1885 Trade Silver Dollar
1878-1921 Morgan Silver Dollar
1921-1964 Peace Silver Dollar
1971-1978 Eisenhower Dollar
1979-1999 Susan B. Anthony Dollar
2000-Present Sacagawea / Native American Dollar
2007-2016 Presidential Dollar
2018-2032 American Innovation Dollar