The Top 5 Ancient American Coins in History

Benjamin Franklin created the Fugio cent, sometimes referred to as the Franklin cent.

Fugio cent

 Following the passage of the Coinage Act in 1792, this was the first coin to be struck.

Half dime

 The half dime was eliminated in 1857 under the authority of the Coinage Act of 1857.

Half cent

The big cent was coined from 1793 to 1857, same as the half cent. The enormous cent was replaced at that time by the penny, a one-cent piece.

Large cent

Along with the Philadelphia Mint, additional branch mints at Denver, San Francisco, 

Quarter eagle

Dahlonega, New Orleans, and Charlotte also struck the quarter eagle coinage.

Quarter eagle

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