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U.S. Coins
Are you new to coin collecting and looking to begin by collecting U.S.Coins? Or are you an experienced collector looking for world-class rarities? Regardless of your experience, La Jolla Coin Shop can guide and help you assemble a collection of choice and rare United States coins.

We invite you to come visit us at either of our two San Diego locations, where you are certain to receive our personalized care and attention that you expect.

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La Jolla Coin Shop has been in the same location since 1964. Our helpful staff has decades of experience and can help guide to assemble a collection of choice and rare U.S. Coins. Give us a call and let's talk about U.S. coins. Or better yet, stop by our newly remodeled showroom in the La Jolla Village to chat in person!
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Early U.S. Coinage
The fledgling United States of America issued its first official coins for circulation in 1793. These half cents and large cents struck in pure copper would soon be followed by silver coins including half dimes, dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollars.
U.S. Copper Coins
Copper has been used in coins for thousands of years. The shapes, sizes, and designs are very unique to the history of the region or country and the United States is no exception. La Jolla Coin Shop invites you to visits either our San Diego locations for more info.
U.S. Type Coins
Major design types of U.S. coins are usually supplemented with an array of variations such as coins with and without arrows, rays, drapery or mottoes. Some think that type collecting is the most enjoyable specialty in U.S. coin collecting.
U.S. Silver Dollars
Collecting U.S. silver dollars offers diversity as there are many U.S. silver dollar sets to choose from. Flowing hair dollars, seated liberty, trade dollars, morgan dollars and peace dollars. In San Diego, La Jolla Coin Shop is the place for U.S. silver dollar collectors.
U.S. Gold Coins
Collecting U.S. gold coins offers multiple levels of satisfaction. On the one level, there are a wide variety of sets and types of U.S. gold coins that may be collected. On different level, there is the understanding that your collection is a precious metal.
PCGS & NGC Certified Coins
In San Diego, La Jolla Coin Shop is the place for certified U.S. coins. We offer a wide assortment of PCGS & NGC certified U.S. coins to choose from. We invite you to stop by our newly remodeled showroom in the La Jolla Village any time, to chat in person.
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La Jolla Coin Shop is also an enthusiastic BUYER of rare coins, currency and precious metals! Platinum! Gold! Silver! No collection is too big or too small. We warmly invite you to bring in your items for our professional evaluation and offer.
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When the U.S. Mint was authorized by Congress on April 2, 1792, many members of the House wanted to depict George Washington on the first U.S. coins. But the president rejected the idea as too monarchical, hence an image of the goddess Liberty was chosen instead. During 1792, several denominations of U.S. coins were struck in limited quantities and proposed to Congress and other governmental officials for consideration and approval..

Collecting US copper coins is considered by many to be an interesting means of diversifying your collections in something historically tangible, that you can actually touch and feel. There is a wide range of types and sets of U.S. copper coins to choose from making the decision of what to collect difficult at times. Whether you are a seasoned collector or just starting out U.S. copper coins and be a great way to begin or branch out your collection.

A type set is generally defined as a collection that contains one, and only one, of each design for a series or complete coinage series. For example, a complete type set of 3 cent silver will be only 3 pieces while a complete type set of U.S. circulating coins would contain one of each design type from half cents through bullion platinum and from 1792 to the present.

The Coinage Act of 1792 authorized the production of dollar coins from silver. The United States Mint produced silver dollar coins from 1794 to 1803, then ceased regular production of silver dollars until 1836. The first silver dollars, precisely 1,758 of them, were coined on October 15, 1794 and were immediately delivered to Mint Director David Rittenhouse for distribution to dignitaries as souvenirs. Thereafter, until 1804, they were struck in varying quantities. There are two obverse designs: Flowing Hair (1794–1795) and Draped Bust (1795–1804). There are also two reverse designs used for the Draped Bust variety: small eagle (1795–1798) and heraldic eagle (1798–1804). Original silver dollars from this period are highly prized by coin collectors and are exceptionally valuable, and range from fairly common to incredibly rare. Due to the early practice of hand engraving each die, there are dozens of varieties known for all dates between 1795–1803..

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