Historically Significant, Excellent Value

Copper and nickel coins represent some of the first coins struck by the U.S. Mint. Although many collectors and investors forgo these small-denomination coins for rare gold and silver, the coins have excellent value and are growing in popularity as part of a long-term portfolio diversification strategy. Savvy collectors also recognize the value of adding this unique and historical category to their holdings.

Among Our Earliest Currency

The first cents and half-cents were struck for circulation in 1793. In 1857, when the price of producing and distributing copper coins had risen and these coins plummeted in popularity, the original half-cent coins were replaced by physically smaller coins that were more economical to produce.

Beautiful Precursors to Today’s 5-Cent Piece

Nickels represent a fascinating journey through history and feature a notably attractive design. Three-cent nickel pieces were first issued because their silver counterparts were often hoarded. Shield, Buffalo and Jefferson nickels were the forerunners of the 5-cent pieces in heavy circulation today.