Hi Everyone, I found these crazy miniature U.S. coins today while poking around in the ol' coin vault... What else is there to do on a cold Sunday afternoon... Right??? Anyhow, from what I gathered is that were sold as a set and used as a novelty item to "emphasize" the inflation problem in America during the late 1970's through the early 1980's. So here we are again some 40 odd years later and these are right back in style! Inflation surrounds us...Shrinking our U.S. dollar... My set includes an Indian Cent, Buffalo Nickel, Mercury Dime, Washington Quarter, Walking Liberty and a Eisenhower Dollar. The Shield Cent is just for size comparison. Aren't they tiny! So appropriate to describe our monies value of today... haha Hope you enjoyed just reading a silly blog. Comments are always welcomed!
So cute! :) My mom has some
Those are funny
Never before seen, small change , but powerful .
I had to comment on this blog. I missed it twice . Sorry for the late response but I was busy being good. Great coins. Little nuggets . I would try and spend them. Great blog. I enjoy your blogs. MikeXO
One time, before I collected coins, I had a dream that there were these really small coins... smaller than a centimeter. Cool coins there!
You should also check for doubled dies. Those happen more often outside the mint because they are less careful. I have a silver bullion coin that has ridiculous doubling.
That's awesome! I wonder what would happen if you tried to spend that.
Those are cute little coins! Thansk for sharing!
I. R. Bama
I don't know where mine came from but I thought maybe they were for jewelry, so thanks for setting the record straight. I wonder who made rhem
Yes, theyâ€™re what I would call â€śitty bittyâ€ť for sure! I have never noticed them, but Iâ€™ve only been to 2 coin showsâ€¦lol. I also agree that those coins are certainly a sign of the times. Thanks for a well written and interesting post! You go girl!!!
Looks like "small change."
I have quite a few of these miniature coins. I have all the one you show plus a JFK half, a FDR dime, Jefferson nickel, Lincoln cent, standing liberty quarter, Saint Gaudens $20 (22kt gold), a German pfennig and a "Nixon" cent. I think they are fun to have and look at from time to time.
I. R. Bama
Oh I have a couple, wondered what they were. So thanks! They are doing that to food items in the stores now too
These miniature coins started popping up occasionally at coin shows and I've even seen a few on EBAY. Never gave much thought to their purpose until reading your blog. Nice! Enjoyed that.
Silly but true. Nice, fun, and timely blog for sure. Great photos. Thanks Kepi!