Who is pictured on American coins?

Answer American coins in current circulation feature Abraham Lincoln on the penny, Thomas Jefferson on the nickel, Franklin D. Roosevelt on the dime, George Washington on the quarter, John F. Kennedy on t... Read More »

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What nickname is given to Canadian dollar coins because of the bird pictured on them?

The Canadian $1 coin is nicknamed the "loonie," because it features a picture of a loon. The loonie was introduced in 1987 to replace paper $1 bills. The $2 coin, dubbed the "toonie," was introduce... Read More »

How to Separate Canadian Coins from American Coins?

Ever had a big box of coins that you wanted to use, but had both Canadian and American currency in it? This guide will show you an easy way to separate them.

What are American coins made of?

Since 1964, all American circulating coins have been produced in a variety of base metals. As of 2011, the penny is made from copper-plated zinc, while the nickel, dime, quarter, half-dollar and d... Read More »

Where are American coins minted?

U.S. Mint facilities that produce coins of all denominations for general circulation are in Philadelphia and Denver. Commemorative coins and regular-proof coin set in clad and silver are produced i... Read More »