This mathematics ClipArt gallery features 142 images of historic American currency, from the time of the original colonies, to old styles of modern coins, such as buffalo nickels and wheat pennies.

Colonial Currency, Lord Baltimore shilling.

Baltimore Shilling

Colonial Currency, Lord Baltimore shilling.

Half Pence (1/2 pence) Obverse has the image of an elephant. Reverse bears the inscription - GOD: PRESERVE: CAROLINA:AND THE:LORDS: PROPRIETORS 1694

Copper Half Pence Coin, 1695

Half Pence (1/2 pence) Obverse has the image of an elephant. Reverse bears the inscription - GOD: PRESERVE:…

Pence (1 pence) Rosa Americana Series coin from 1722. Obverse has a right-facing image of George I surrounded by the inscription - GEORGIUS DEI GRATIA REX. Reverse shows an uncrowned rose surrounded by the inscription - 1722 ROSE AMERICANA UTILE DULCI.

Copper Pence Coin, 1722

Pence (1 pence) Rosa Americana Series coin from 1722. Obverse has a right-facing image of George I surrounded…

Half Pence (1/2 pence) Obverse has the image of an elephant. Obverse has a right-facing image of George I surrounded by the inscription - GEORGIUS DEI GRATIA REX. Reverse shows a harpist surrounded by the inscription - HIBERNIA 1722. This coin was refused in Ireland and set to America.

Copper Half Pence Coin, 1722

Half Pence (1/2 pence) Obverse has the image of an elephant. Obverse has a right-facing image of George…

Pence (1 pence) Rosa Americana Series coin. Obverse has a right-facing image of George I surrounded by the inscription - GEORGIUS D:G:M BRI FRA ET HIB REX. Reverse shows the letter I between branches, surrounded by an indecipherable Latin inscription.

Copper Pence Coin, No Date

Pence (1 pence) Rosa Americana Series coin. Obverse has a right-facing image of George I surrounded…

Two Pence (2 pence) Rosa Americana Series coin. Obverse not shown. Reverse shows an uncrowned rose with the inscription - ROSA AMERICANA above and UTILE DULCI on a label beneath.

Copper Two Pence Coin, No Date

Two Pence (2 pence) Rosa Americana Series coin. Obverse not shown. Reverse shows an uncrowned rose with…

Miscellaneous coin (unknown) Obverse left-facing image of King George surrounded by the inscription - NO STAMPS THE RESTORE OF COMMERCE 1766. Reverse shows the image of a ship and the word America surrounded by the inscription - THANKS TO THE FRIENDS OF LIBERTY AND TRADE. The last two originally issued in Dublin.

Copper George III Coin, 1766

Miscellaneous coin (unknown) Obverse left-facing image of King George surrounded by the inscription…

Kentucky Issue (unknown) Kentucky State coin from 1796. Obverse has a seated female with a staff and shield and is inscribed around the figure PAYABLE BY P.P.P. MYDDLETON. Reverse shows a group of 4 figures in a field. The inscription which surrounds the image - BRITISH SETTLEMENT KENTUCKY 1796

Silver Kentucky Issue Coin, 1796

Kentucky Issue (unknown) Kentucky State coin from 1796. Obverse has a seated female with a staff and…

Cent (1 cent) Obverse has the image of a right facing sailing ship. Reverse shows a shield surrounded by 13 equally-spaced stars. Sometimes referred to as the "Carolina Piece"; reason unknown.

Copper Cent Coin, 1659

Cent (1 cent) Obverse has the image of a right facing sailing ship. Reverse shows a shield surrounded…

Maryland XII Pence (XII Pence) Maryland Colony coin from 1659. Obverse has an image of Lord Baltimore surrounded by the inscription - +CAECILIVS:DNS:TERRAE-MARIAE:&CT;. The reverse shows the Baltimore family shield, the denomination in roman numerals to either side of the shield. The inscription surrounding the image - CRESCITE:ET:MVLTIPLICAMINI. This coin was also struck in copper.

Silver Maryland XII Pence Coin, 1659

Maryland XII Pence (XII Pence) Maryland Colony coin from 1659. Obverse has an image of Lord Baltimore…

Massachusetts XII Pence (XII Pence) Massachusetts Colony coin from 1652. Obverse has an image of a pine tree. The inscription - IN MASATHUSETS. Reverse shows value in Roman Numerals and the year surrounded by the inscription - AN DOM NEW ENGLAND

Silver Massachusetts XII Pence Coin, 1652

Massachusetts XII Pence (XII Pence) Massachusetts Colony coin from 1652. Obverse has an image of a pine…

New Jersey Halfpenny (Halfpenny) New Jersey Colony coin from 1681. Obverse has an image of St. Patrick with staff. The inscription - QUIESCAT PLEBS. Reverse shows the royal harpist and the inscription - FLOREAT REX

Silver New Jersey Halfpenny Coin, 1681

New Jersey Halfpenny (Halfpenny) New Jersey Colony coin from 1681. Obverse has an image of St. Patrick…

New Jersey Quarter Pence (quarter pence) New Jersey Colony coin from 1681. One side has an image of St. Patrick with staff under the inscription - QUIESCAT PLEBS. The other side shows the royal harpist and the inscription - FLOREAT REX

Copper Quarter Pence Coin, 1681

New Jersey Quarter Pence (quarter pence) New Jersey Colony coin from 1681. One side has an image of…

New York Cent (1 cent) New York coin from 1787. Obverse has the right-facing image of a man surrounded with the inscription - GEORGE CLINTON. The reverse shows the state coat of arms with the inscription - 1787 EXCELSIOR below the figure.

Copper Cent Coin, 1787

New York Cent (1 cent) New York coin from 1787. Obverse has the right-facing image of a man surrounded…

New York Cent (1 cent) New York coin from 1787. Obverse has the state coat of arms with the inscription - EXCELSIOR beneath the figure. Reverse shows a right-facing heraldic eagle with thirteen stars over head, surrounded by the inscription - E PLURIBUS UNUM 1787.

Copper Cent Coin, 1787

New York Cent (1 cent) New York coin from 1787. Obverse has the state coat of arms with the inscription…

Pennsylvania Cent (1 cent) Pennsylvania coin from 1785. Obverse has a right-facing image of a head surrounded by the inscription - VERMON AUCTORI. Reverse shows a right-facing image holding scales and a staff surrounded by the inscription - IMMUNE COLUMBIA 1785. No legal coinage.

Copper Cent Coin, 1785

Pennsylvania Cent (1 cent) Pennsylvania coin from 1785. Obverse has a right-facing image of a head surrounded…

Cent (1 cent) Obverse is inscribed with NOVA CONSTELATIO. Reverse shows a scroll US in the center surrounded by a wreath and the inscription - LIBERTAS ET JUSTITIA.

Copper Cent Coin, 1785

Cent (1 cent) Obverse is inscribed with NOVA CONSTELATIO. Reverse shows a scroll US in the center surrounded…

Cent (1 cent) Obverse is inscribed with CONFEDERATIO and 1785. Reverse shows the inscription - INIMICA TYRANNIS AMERICANA.

Copper Cent Coin, 1785

Cent (1 cent) Obverse is inscribed with CONFEDERATIO and 1785. Reverse shows the inscription - INIMICA…

Cent (1 cent) United States coin from 1793. Obverse has a right-facing Liberty with LIBERTY above and olive sprig and the date inscribed below. Reverse shows the value in a wreath of two olive branches with stems crossed, tied with a single bow; contains leaves, sprays of berries and trefoils. The inscription surrounds the branches and reads - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1/100

Copper Cent Coin, 1793

Cent (1 cent) United States coin from 1793. Obverse has a right-facing Liberty with LIBERTY above and…

Cent (1 cent) United States coin from 1856. Obverse has a left-flying eagle and is inscribed - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1856. Reverse shows the value surrounded by a cotton, tobacco and grain wreath.

Copper-Nickel Cent Coin, 1856

Cent (1 cent) United States coin from 1856. Obverse has a left-flying eagle and is inscribed - UNITED…

Cent (1 cent) United States coin from 1859. Obverse has a left-facing Indian head and is inscribed - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1859. Reverse shows the value inscribed inside a wreath of olive branches.

Copper-Nickel Cent Coin, 1859

Cent (1 cent) United States coin from 1859. Obverse has a left-facing Indian head and is inscribed -…

Dime (10 cents) United States coin from 1796. Obverse has the image of a right-facing Liberty with LIBERTY inscribed above and 1796 inscribed below, surrounded by 13 stars - 6 facing. Reverse shows an heraldic eagle with a left-facing head, banner in beak inscribed with E PLURIBUS UNUM, clouds above.

Silver Dime Coin, 1796

Dime (10 cents) United States coin from 1796. Obverse has the image of a right-facing Liberty with LIBERTY…

Dollar ($1.00) Obverse sun over dial surrounded by the inscription - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY 1776. Reverse shows WE ARE ONE inscribed in the center surrounded by a circle around which is inscribed AMERICA CONGRESS all of which is surrounded by a series of 13 links on which are inscribed the names of the 13 states.

Pewter Dollar Coin, 1776

Dollar ($1.00) Obverse sun over dial surrounded by the inscription - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY 1776. Reverse…

Double Eagle ($20.00) United States coin from 1849. Obverse has a left-facing image of Liberty wearing a coronet inscribed with LIBERTY and is surrounded by 13 equally-spaced stars. Reverse shows an heraldic eagle holding arrows its left talon and an olive branch in it right. Within the ornamental scroll is inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM and above the image is a circle of 13 stars and rays, inscription surrounding image - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TWENTY D.

Gold Double Eagle Coin, 1849

Double Eagle ($20.00) United States coin from 1849. Obverse has a left-facing image of Liberty wearing…

Eagle ($10.00) United States coin from 1795. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing a cap with LIBERTY inscribed above, fifteen stars - 5 facing. Reverse shows an eagle on an olive branch, holding an olive wreath in its beak. Inscription surrounding figure - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Gold Eagle Coin, 1795

Eagle ($10.00) United States coin from 1795. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing a cap…

Eagle ($10.00) United States coin from 1838. Obverse has a left-facing image of Liberty wearing a coronet inscribed with LIBERTY and is surrounded by 13 equally-spaced stars. Reverse shows an eagle with shield, without motto, holding a bundle of arrows and an olive branch in its talons, inscription surrounding image - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Gold Eagle Coin, 1838

Eagle ($10.00) United States coin from 1838. Obverse has a left-facing image of Liberty wearing a coronet…

Fifth Dollar (20 cents) United States Coin from 1857. Obverse has the image of Liberty beside a shield holding a staff with a cap in her left hand and surrounded by 13 equally-spaced stars. Reverse is an eagle with NO shield with head right-facing surrounded by the inscription - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TWENTY CENTS.

Silver Fifth Dollar Coin, 1875

Fifth Dollar (20 cents) United States Coin from 1857. Obverse has the image of Liberty beside a shield…

Five Cent (5 cent) United States coin from 1883. Obverse has a left-facing profile of Liberty wearing a coronet surrounded by 13 equally-spaced stars with 1883 inscribed beneath the profile. Reverse shows V in the center of a wreath of cotton and corn surrounded by the inscription - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CENTS.

Copper-Nickel Five Cent Coin, 1883

Five Cent (5 cent) United States coin from 1883. Obverse has a left-facing profile of Liberty wearing…

Fugio (1 cent) United States coin from 1787. Obverse has the image of a sundial with the inscription - FUGIO 1787 and MIND YOUR BUSINESS. Reverse shows a chain with thirteen links. In the center of the chain is inscribed WE ARE ONE surrounded by UNITED STATES.

Copper Fugio Coin, 1787

Fugio (1 cent) United States coin from 1787. Obverse has the image of a sundial with the inscription…

Half Cent (1/2 cent) United States coin from 1793. Obverse has a left-facing profile of Liberty with a cap on a pole and the inscription - LIBERTY 1793. Reverse shows the value in a laurel wreath, formed with leaves and sprays of berries, two branches crossed, stems tied with ribbon and inscribed - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1/200

Copper Half Cent Coin, 1793

Half Cent (1/2 cent) United States coin from 1793. Obverse has a left-facing profile of Liberty with…

Half Cent (1/2 cent) United States coin from 1794. Obverse has a right-facing profile of Liberty with a cap on a pole and the inscription - LIBERTY 1794. Reverse shows the value in a laurel wreath two branches crossed, stems tied with ribbon and inscribed - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1/200

Copper Half Cent Coin, 1794

Half Cent (1/2 cent) United States coin from 1794. Obverse has a right-facing profile of Liberty with…

Half Cent (1/2 cent) United States coin from 1800. Obverse has a right-facing profile of Liberty with the inscription - LIBERTY 1800. Reverse shows the value in a laurel wreath two branches crossed, stems tied with ribbon and inscribed - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1/200

Copper Half Cent Coin, 1800

Half Cent (1/2 cent) United States coin from 1800. Obverse has a right-facing profile of Liberty with…

Half Cent (1/2 cent) United States coin from 1809. Obverse has a left-facing profile of Liberty surrounded by 13 stars - 7-facing and is inscribed with the date - 1809. Reverse shows the value in a single olive branch bent into a circle and inscribed - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Copper Half Cent Coin, 1809

Half Cent (1/2 cent) United States coin from 1809. Obverse has a left-facing profile of Liberty surrounded…

Half Dime (5 cents) United States coin from 1837. Obverse has right-facing Liberty seated beside a shield holding a staff with a cap in her left hand. Reverse shows the inscription HALF DIME surrounded by a wreath. Both images are surrounded by the inscription - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Silver Half Dime Coin, 1837

Half Dime (5 cents) United States coin from 1837. Obverse has right-facing Liberty seated beside a shield…

Half Dollar (50 cents) United States coin from 1794. Obverse has the head of Liberty right-facing with 15 stars - 7 facing, LIBERTY inscribed above and 1794 inscribed below. Reverse shows an eagle within a wreath surrounded by the inscription - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Silver Half Dollar Coin, 1794

Half Dollar (50 cents) United States coin from 1794. Obverse has the head of Liberty right-facing with…

Half Dollar (50 cents) United States coin from 1853. Obverse has the image of a Liberty seated beside a shield, holding a staff with a cap in her left hand surrounded by 13 stars and with arrowheads at the date below the image. Reverse shows an eagle with a left-turned head, holding arrows and an olive branch with rays over its head surrounded by the inscription - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HALF DOL.

Silver Half Dollar Coin, 1853

Half Dollar (50 cents) United States coin from 1853. Obverse has the image of a Liberty seated beside…

Half Dollar (50 cents) United States coin from 1892. Obverse has the head of Liberty right-facing a laurel branch on her head with 15 stars - 7 facing, LIBERTY inscribed above and 1892 inscribed below. Reverse shows an heraldic eagle with a left-turned head, holding arrows and an olive branch with stars over its head surrounded by the inscription - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HALF DOLLAR.

Silver Half Dollar Coin, 1892

Half Dollar (50 cents) United States coin from 1892. Obverse has the head of Liberty right-facing a…

Half Dollar (50 cents) United States coin from 1892. Obverse has the head of Columbus right-facing with the inscription - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR. Reverse shows a sailing caravel left-facing over the two hemispheres which separate 14 92 surrounded by the inscription WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO 1892.

Silver Columbian Half Dollar, 1892

Half Dollar (50 cents) United States coin from 1892. Obverse has the head of Columbus right-facing with…

Half Eagle ($5.00) United States coin from 1795. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing a cap with LIBERTY inscribed above head. Reverse shows an eagle on olive branch in a plain field holding a laurel wreath in its beak with its head turned to the right.

Gold Half Eagle Coin, 1795

Half Eagle ($5.00) United States coin from 1795. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing…

Half Eagle ($5.00) United States coin from 1807. Obverse has a left-facing image of Liberty wearing a turban-shaped cap with 13 stars - 7 facing. Reverse shows an eagle and shield with the eagle holding arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in it right. E PLURIBUS UNUM on a banner above the eagle.

Gold Half Eagle Coin, 1807

Half Eagle ($5.00) United States coin from 1807. Obverse has a left-facing image of Liberty wearing…

Quarter Eagle ($2.50) United States coin from 1796. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing a triangular cap. Reverse shows an heraldic eagle with U.S. shield holding a bundle of arrows and an olive branch in its talons.

Gold Quarter Eagle Coin, 1796

Quarter Eagle ($2.50) United States coin from 1796. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing…

Quarter Eagle ($2.50) United States coin from 1803. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing a turban-shaped cap surrounded by 13 equally-spaced stars. Reverse shows an eagle with U.S. shield holding a bundle of arrows in its right talon and an olive branch in its left.

Gold Quarter Eagle Coin, 1803

Quarter Eagle ($2.50) United States coin from 1803. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing…

Quarter (25 cents) United States coin from 1796. Obverse has the image of a right-facing Liberty with LIBERTY inscribed above and 1796 inscribed below, surrounded by 13 stars - 6 facing. Reverse shows an heraldic eagle within a wreath surrounded by the inscription - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Silver Quarter Coin, 1796

Quarter (25 cents) United States coin from 1796. Obverse has the image of a right-facing Liberty with…

Quarter (25 cents) United States coin from 1853. Obverse has the image of a Liberty seated beside a shield, holding a staff with a cap in her left hand surrounded by 13 stars and the date at the bottom. Reverse shows an eagle with a left-turned head, holding arrows and an olive branch with rays over its head surrounded by the inscription - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA QUAR. DOL.

Silver Quarter Coin, 1853

Quarter (25 cents) United States coin from 1853. Obverse has the image of a Liberty seated beside a…

Three Cent (3 cent) United States coin from 1865. Obverse has a left-facing profile of Liberty and is inscribed - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1865. Reverse shows - III- surrounded in an olive branch wreath.

Copper-Nickel Three Cent Coin, 1865

Three Cent (3 cent) United States coin from 1865. Obverse has a left-facing profile of Liberty and is…

Three Dollars ($3.00) United States coin from 1854. Obverse has a left-facing indian head with a coronet of feathers and band inscribed LIBERTY. Reverse shows the value and date in a wreath of cereals tied with a ribbon in a bow.

Gold Three Dollars Coin, 1854

Three Dollars ($3.00) United States coin from 1854. Obverse has a left-facing indian head with a coronet…

Trade Dollar ($1.00) United States coin from 1873. Obverse has a seated, left-facing Liberty holding a label in her left hand which reads LIBERTY. At the base of her seat is inscribed IN GOD WE TRUST just above the date. She is surrounded by 13 stars - 6 facing. Reverse shows an eagle with a right-facing head with a label on which the motto is inscribed. Inscription - TRADE DOLLAR.

Silver Trade Dollar Coin, 1873

Trade Dollar ($1.00) United States coin from 1873. Obverse has a seated, left-facing Liberty holding…

Trime (3 cents) United States coin from 1851. Obverse has the Union shield lying on top of a six-pointed star and is inscribed with - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with the date at the bottom. Reverse shows by a large, scrolled letter C enclosing the Roman numeral III (denoting value). This image is surrounded 13 equally-spaced stars.

Silver Trime Coin, 1851

Trime (3 cents) United States coin from 1851. Obverse has the Union shield lying on top of a six-pointed…

Two Cent (2 cent) United States coin from 1864. Obverse has a shield on crossed arrows, surmounted by a scroll and wreath. The scroll reads - IN GOD WE TRUST, and the date is inscribed below the shield. Reverse shows the value in a wreath of wheat and is surrounded by the inscription - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Brass Two Cent Coin, 1864

Two Cent (2 cent) United States coin from 1864. Obverse has a shield on crossed arrows, surmounted by…

Fugio (unknown) United States coin from 1787. Obverse has the image of a sundial with the inscription - FUGIO 1787 and MIND YOUR BUSINESS. Reverse shows a chain with thirteen links. In the center of the chain is inscribed WE ARE ONE surrounded by UNITED STATES.

Silver Fugio Coin, 1787

Fugio (unknown) United States coin from 1787. Obverse has the image of a sundial with the inscription…

Virginia Half Pence (half pence) Virginia Colony coin from 1773. Obverse has an image of a right-facing head with the inscription - GEORGIUS III REX. Reverse shows an image of a crowned coat of arms with the date at the top and the inscription - VIRGI NIA 1773.

Copper Half Pence Coin, 1773

Virginia Half Pence (half pence) Virginia Colony coin from 1773. Obverse has an image of a right-facing…

Virginia Shilling (Shilling) Virginia Colony coin from 1774. Obverse has an image of a right-facing head with the inscription - GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA. Reverse shows an image of a crowned coat of arms with the date at the top and the inscription - VIRGI NIA

Silver Virginia Shilling Coin, 1774

Virginia Shilling (Shilling) Virginia Colony coin from 1774. Obverse has an image of a right-facing…

Washington Cent (1 cent) US coin from 1783. Obverse has an image of a left-facing George Washington surrounded by the inscription - WASHING & INDEPENDENCE 1783. Reverse shows ONE CENT in the center of a wreath surrounded by the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1/100.

Copper Cent Coin, 1783

Washington Cent (1 cent) US coin from 1783. Obverse has an image of a left-facing George Washington…

An illustration of three coins.

Coins

An illustration of three coins.

Coins struck in France for the Colonies.

Colonies

Coins struck in France for the Colonies.

Coins struck in France for the Colonies.

Colonies

Coins struck in France for the Colonies.

Continental currency was a paper currency issued by the Continental Congress, after the Revolutionary War began in 1775.

Facsimile of Counterfeit Continental Bill

Continental currency was a paper currency issued by the Continental Congress, after the Revolutionary…

Fac-simile of the Continental Bills. The paper on which these bills were printed was quite thick, and the enemy called it "the <em>pasteboard</em> money of the rebels." The vignettes were generally, both in device and motto, significant. The one most prominent in the engraving represents a beaver in the slow but sure process of cutting down a tree with its teeth. The motto, "Preseverando- by Preseverance," said to the colonists, "Persist, and you will be successful." I will notice a few other devices and mottoes of bills which I have seen. A globe, with the motto, in Latin, "The Lord reigns; let the earth rejoice." A candlestick with thirteen branches and burners, denoting the number of states; motto, "One fire, and to the same purpose." A thorn-bush with a hand grasping it; motto, "Sustain or abstain." A circular chain bearing on each link the name of a state, an emblem of union; motto, "We are one."

Continental Bills

Fac-simile of the Continental Bills. The paper on which these bills were printed was quite thick, and…

Continental currency was a paper currency issued by the Continental Congress, after the Revolutionary War began in 1775.

Facsimile of Continental Bills

Continental currency was a paper currency issued by the Continental Congress, after the Revolutionary…

Continental currency

Continental Currency

Continental currency