On this page, you’ll find a selection of American Coins put together especially for American Coin Collectors and World Coin Collectors.
For a country not yet over 250 years old, the United States certainly has seen its share of important historical events that not only have shaped the country and its people but have also heavily influenced the history of the world.
The USA started minting coins in 1792, and since it became independent from the British Empire has had 45 presidents. Although originally, American presidents weren’t featured on coins, this changed 1909 when Lincoln became the first president featured on a circulating coin. From Abraham Lincoln to Donald J. Trump there are now plenty of coins featuring the portrait of an American president for those of you who want to start a ‘Presidents of the United States Collection’.
But that’s not all folks! US coins also have plenty of interesting iconography, and you’ll often find the symbols that we all associate with the United States, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Bald Eagle on coins and banknotes. And for those of you who like to indulge in conspiracy theories, it has long been speculated that U.S. money contains secret signs from the Freemasonary and/or the Illuminati. The 1792 half-dime, for example, one of the first American coins ever to be struck, featured The Eye of Providence on its obverse: a symbol that many associate with Freemasonary, although it is originally a Christian symbol.
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