In the broadest sense,

obsolete US coins

are those denominations that are no longer in production: half cents, large cents, two cents, three cents, half dimes and twenty-cent pieces. They were struck for circulation in the late 18th and early to mid-19th century. To put it another way, the earliest US coinage dates from the time of the colonies. Later obsolete coins were struck until sometime after the Civil War. At our Learn Center you can discover more about early US coinage.
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