Month: April 2016

Obsolete Denominations of United States Coins

By:  Henry M. Smith   The United States has issued coins for over two hundred years, and several denominations have become obsolete.  Other denominations have had major changes   One of the early coins issued was the half cent piece.  It was minted through 1857, after which its production ceased.  With the current talk of eliminating the penny, there certainly is no need for a fraction of a cent.  When it was minted, the dollar had a much higher buyi.....