Alright well I don’t know where my foreign collection so I’ll stick to US currency. The first coin on top is a morgan dollar aka “silver dollar” from 1879. These are huge 90% silver coins that were minted between 1878-1904. Then the government got into shit and melted down 270 million silver dollars to convert into silver bullion to sell to the brits for $$$. Second row on the left is a 1899 half dollar coin. The quarter and dime had the same design but were just smaller at this time. Second row on the right is what’s called a buffalo nickel. This one is from 1936 and the reverse has a buffalo on it hence the name. The front has an indian on it. Third row on the left is an indian head penny from 1896. Third row on right is a 1943 steel penny. During the war they needed the copper for bullets and shit so they made *most* 1943 pennies out of steel. If you’re lucky to get your hands on a 1943 copper wheat penny (all old pennies had these wheat plants on the back and were minted up to around 1958 I think) then you struck gold because there are only about 12 to exist and are worth a fuckton of money. Fourth row on the left is a silver mercury dime. It’s called a mercury dime because the Roman god Mercury is on it. It’s pretty cool. Fourth row middle is a 1946 silver half dollar. Who knew we had so many different styles of currency? And the last thing is a 1956 silver certificate dollar. Back then money was connected to bullion and you could cash that snazzy ol’ dollar in for whatever it amounted to in silver. They had gold certs too. OKAY that took longer than expected and I have more coins but that’s all for now. Hope you enjoyed this coin history lesson.