US Coins Minted 1840-1859

 

US Silver, Bronze 1840-1859

DenomYearsWeightDiameterMintage 40-59ValueCPHPDPHP
Large Cent 1793-185710.89 g28 mm 70,917,30315%$ 709,1731%   306 $3
Small Cents1856-4.67 g19 mm78,450,00017%784,5001%338$3
 
Silver Trime1851-18730.80 g14 mm41,796,9009%1,253,9072%180 $5
 
Half Dime 1794-18731.34 g15.5 mm63,407,60514%3,170,380 4%273 $14
 
Dime 1796- 2.49 g17.9 mm59,947,31013%5,994,7318%258$26
 
Quarter Dollar 1796-  6.68 g24.3 mm71,957,60715%17,989,40225%310$78
 
Half Dollar1794-13.36 g30.6 mm78,194,91017%39,097,45555%337$169
Dollar1836-193526.73 g38.1 mm1,585,3230.3%1,585,3232%7$7
 
TOTAL   466,256,958100%$70,584,871100%2,010$304
 

CPHP = Coins per Hundred Persons, based on US population in 1850 of 23,191,876.
DPHP = Dollars value per Hundred Persons

US Gold1840-1859

DenomYearsWeightDiameterMintage 40-59ValueCPHPDPHP
$1 Gold1849-18891.672 g13 mm 16,456,181 32%$16,456,181 4%71$71 
¼ Eagle1821-19294.18 g18 mm7,724,42215%19,311,0555%33$83
$3 Gold1854-18895.015 g20.5 mm 334,0651%1,002,1950%1$4
½ Eagle1795-1929 8.359 g21.6 mm 8,127,499 16%40,637,495 10%35$175
Eagle 1838-1933 16.718 g27 mm5,017,42710%50,174,270 12%22$216
Double Eagle1850-193333.436 g34 mm14,099,37527%281,987,500 69%61$1,216
TOTAL   51,758,969 100%$409,568,696 100%223$1,766

 

Total US Coins, 1840-1859
 Mintage  ValueDPHP CPHP 
 Bronze 149,367,30329% 1,493,6730.3% 644 $6
 Silver316,889,65561%69,091,19814%1,366$298
Gold51,758,96910%409,568,69685%223$1,766
TOTAL518,015,927100%480,153,567100%2,234$2,070

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

85% of all the money in the United States during this time period was gold coins, made almost entirely from California gold.