Classic US Coins can be a relatively broad term to describe an even larger number of coins produced throughout the history of the United States. One may even consider going into the colonial days of the country if a complete listing of Classic US Coins was to be considered.
However, for the purposes of this page, there are just a few coins that will be considered "Classic US Coins." These strikes are relatively well known to anyone familiar with coins struck by the United States Mint. For one reason or another, collectors today still cherish these coins as examples of some of the best work to be offered by the US Mint.
None of the coins shown below are still in production today. In fact, the most recent has not been struck since the 1960's which adds to their classic nature. Still, most are easily obtainable for those looking to add one to their collection.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created on April 2, 1792 as part of the Department of State. In 1799, it was made an in dependant agency. Then, under the Coinage Act of 1873, it became part of the Treasury Department. Finally, in 1981, the Secretary of the Treasury was given control over the Mint.
The US Mint has experienced drastic changes over the last 200 years which can be seen in this historic timeline.
As the sole producer of the circulating coinage of the United States of America, it is no surprise that the Mint brings in more than $1 billion of revenue annually and employs well over 2,000 people. It has the distinction of being the largest producer of coins, medals and other numismatic products in the world.