Coins in the United States actually have a pretty rich history. From the early coins like the three-cent piece and the half-cent to some of the more modern favorites like the Sacagawea dollar, there's something out there to interest anyone. Some of this old American currency can also give us looks into parts of American history, including the shortage of copper that occurred during World War II.
This infographic from Alan's Factory Outlet takes a look at the metal composition of American coins dating all the way back to 1783. As you can imagine, there are several discontinued and obsolete coins, including the 20-cent piece, which wasn't a huge hit due to people often confusing it for a quarter, due to the similar weight and size of it. With ten different materials across dozens of different coins to make up the composition of them, which of these is the most interesting to you?
infographic by: www.alansfactoryoutlet.com