Walking Liberty Half Dollar

1916 – 1947 In 1916 The Walking Liberty half dollar, also referred to as the Walker, replaced the Barber half dollar and marked a change in the way US coins were designed. Since 1793, when the US mint first opened, the half dollar, quarter dollar and the dime had all carried the same design. President Theodore Roosevelt wanted the US mint to change the way the coins were designed so that each denomination would have a different look. The striking of the new Winged Liberty, or “Mercury” dime, the Standing Liberty quarter and the Walking Liberty half ended the long practice of using a uniform design on US coins. The obverse of the Walking Liberty half features Lady Liberty walking toward the sunrise. Her right hand is extended and in her left hand she holds laurel and oak branches....

US Two Cent Coin

1864 – 1873 The US Two Cent coin was the first coin to include the motto “In God We Trust”. Two cent coins were very short lived being minted only from 1864 until 1873. However, even though the series was only struck for ten years, acquiring a complete collection would be quite a challenge. During the first year of production slightly less than 20 million Two Cent coins were minted. During the following years the mintage was reduced every year until finally, in 1872, only 65,000 examples were produced. In 1873 there were no Two Cent peices struck for general circulation, but there was a Proof of which only around 1,100 were made. US Two Cent Coin The two-cent coin was produced in the United States from 1864–1873 with decreasing mintages throughout that time. The two-cent...