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American Money - United States Coins in Circulation

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These coins are currently circulating in the United States as money.

These coins are currently circulating in the United States as money.

Photo courtesy of Don's World Coin Gallery.

The monetary system of the United States is decimal based, with the primary unit of currency called the Dollar. The names and relative values of the coins depicted above are, from left to right:

  • One Cent - 1/100 of a Dollar, also called a Penny
  • Five Cents - 5/100 of a Dollar, also called a Nickel
  • Ten Cents - 10/100 of a Dollar, also called a Dime
  • Twenty Five Cents - 25/100 of a Dollar (aka 1/4, or Quarter Dollar)
  • Fifty Cents - 50/100 of a Dollar (aka 1/2, or Half Dollar)
  • One Dollar - 100/100, 1 full Dollar (Susan B. Anthony type)
  • One Dollar - 100/100, 1 full Dollar (Sacagawea type)

Please note that this listing only includes the coins in circulation. There will be paper money circulating as well.

Coin collectors who are looking for United States Coin Values will find them in my Coin Values Guide. You can find the collector values for coins from every nation in the world at Don's World Coin Gallery.
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