U.S. Coins Photos & History

ONE DOLLAR - GOLD (1849-1889)

1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar Obverse   1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar Reverse
Liberty Head Gold Dollar (1849-1854)

      

1880 Gold Dollar Obverse   1880 Gold Dollar Reverse
Indian Princess Gold Dollar (1854-1889)

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$2-1/2 DOLLARS OR QUARTER EAGLE (1796-1929)

Turban Head Quarter Eagle Obverse   Turban Head Quarter Eagle Reverse
Turban Head (1796-1807) 

 

 
Capped Bust (1808-1834)

1838-C Classic Head Quarter Eagle Obverse   1838-C Classic Head Quarter Eagle Reverse
Classic Head (1834-1839)

      

1848-C Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Obverse   1848-C Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Reverse
Liberty Head (1840-1907)

Obverse of Indian Head Quarter Eagle   Reverse of Indian Head Quarter Eagle
Indian Head (1908-1929)

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THREE DOLLARS (1854-1889)

1882 Three Dollar Gold Obverse    1882 Three Dollar Gold Reverse

Three Dollar Gold Pieces were issued every year from 1854 to 1889.  This unusual denomination boasts an indirect tie-in with the stamp collecting community -- the price of a first class postage stamp was 3 during the years in which this denomination was minted.  Thus, the $3.00 Gold Piece was perfect for purchasing a complete sheet of 100 stamps.  Only a few dates in this series can be considered common (1854, 1874, 1878) and the majority of the dates in this series have mintages below 10,000 coins.  Highlights of the series include the unique 1870-S Three-Dollar Gold Piece, the Proof-only 1875 and 1876, and the elusive 1854-D (the only Three-Dollar Gold Piece struck at the Dahlonega, Georgia Mint.

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FIVE DOLLARS OR HALF EAGLE (1795-1929)
  

Turban Head Half Eagle Obverse   Turban Head Half Eagle Reverse
Turban Head (1795-1807) 

 

1807 Capped Bust Half Eagle Obverse   1807 Capped Bust Half Eagle Reverse
Capped Bust (1807-1834)

  
Classic Head (1834-1838)

      

1860 Half Eagle Obverse   1860 Half Eagle Reverse
Liberty Head, No Motto on Reverse (1839-1866)

1887 Liberty Head Half Eagle Obverse   1887 Liberty Head Half Eagle Reverse
Liberty Head, With Motto on Reverse (1866-1908)
  

 

1908 Indian Head Half Eagle Obverse   1908 Indian Head Half Eagle Reverse
Indian Head (1908-1929)

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TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE (1795-1933)

Turban Head Eagle Obverse    Turban Head Eagle Reverse
Turban Head (1795-1804) 

1864 No Motto $10 Liberty Obverse    1864 No Motto $10 Liberty Reverse
Liberty Head Type, No Motto on Reverse (1838-1866)

1869 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse    1869 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse
Liberty Head Type, With Motto on Reverse (1866-1907)

1907 Indian Head Eagle Obverse    1907 Indian Head Eagle Reverse
Indian Head Type (1907-1933)

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TWENTY DOLLARS OR DOUBLE EAGLE (1850-1933)

1864 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse       1864 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse
Liberty Head, No Motto on Reverse (1850-1866)

1869 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse       1869 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse
Liberty Head, With Motto on Reverse (1866-1907)

      
Saint Gaudens (1907-1933)

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