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2022-09-06 16:00:00

Christian Gobrecht: The First Prolific US Coin Designer

One of the earliest and most prolific designers in the history of the US Mint is Christian Gobrecht, who served as the third Chief Engraver and was responsible for placing designs on a dozen coins which lasted long beyond his tenure.

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2022-03-21 16:00:00

From Cent to Gold: The Flying Eagle Design

One of the most monumental changes to American coinage happened with the Act of February 21, 1857, which allowed the striking of Flying Eagle Cent. Back in 1793, circulating American coinage began with cents and half-cents, but it wasn’t until 1857 that the cent as we know it was created. 

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2021-02-22 18:00:00

The Lasting Impact of the Coinage Act of 1857

164 years ago, on February 21, the United States Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1857, bringing an end to the circulation of foreign currencies in America. Prior to the passage of this act, foreign coins had been accepted as legal tender in the U.S. since the country’s inception. Among the most popular foreign currencies to circulate in the United States were Spanish milled dollars.