The United States first began issuing regular mint coinage in 1793 with the half-cent and one cent denominations.  In 1794, silver half dimes (predecessor of the nickel), half dollars and dollars were initiated.  Dimes and quarters were first issued in 1796.  In the mid to late 1800’s, other denominations such as 3-cent pieces and twenty-cent pieces were minted for a short time.  


Regular issue circulating gold coins have a similar history, ranging in denomination from one dollar to twenty dollars.  The last circulating gold coins were issued in 1933.  Although 1933 $20 (double eagle) gold coins exist, they were never issued and are illegal to own.  The only exception is one coin which was allowed to be sold in 2002 and brought $7.59 million dollars at auction.  A number of other coins have been discovered over the years, but all others have been confiscated by the U.S. government since they are not legal to own.


In our inventory we have both slabbed (professionally graded coins by PCGS, NGC or ANACS) and raw (not graded by one of these services) coins in a wide range of grades for a wide range of budgets.  If you are looking for a particular coin and do not see it, please call us at 720-684-8256 as we may have it but have not yet put in the web site.  Of course, there is never any obligation on your part.

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