The Metal Composition of American Coins Since 1783

This content explores the rich history of U.S. coins, from early American varieties like the half-cent and the three-cent piece to modern favorites such as the Sacagawea dollar, highlighting their significance in reflecting American history and culture. It delves into the evolution of various denominations like the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half-dollar, and dollar, detailing their different designs, compositions, and historical contexts, including experiments with materials like steel, aluminum, and even glass during times of scarcity such as World War II.