Finally, the one cent denomination found some stability in design with the arrival of the Matron Head or Coronet Head Large Cents. The design was adopted following a one year hiatus in production which resulted from a disruption in the supply of planchets due to the War of 1812. With the planchet supply resumed, a new design by Robert Scot was adopted with an alternate rendition of Liberty.
The one cent denomination continued its evolution during the early days of American coinage. Within the space of five years, there would be four different designs created, which culminated with the Draped Bust design introduced in 1796. Finally, there would be a measure of satisfaction with this design, which continued in use until 1807, experiencing high mintages during the course of its run.
The Liberty Seated Quarter was issued for a lengthy period of 53 years, which would only be surpassed by the modern Washington type issued half a century later. Throughout the long duration of the series, numerous design and composition changes resulted in an abundance of subtypes for collectors to pursue. The mintage levels for the series dipped to extraordinary lows at several points throughout the series.
The first silver dollars were produced in the United States in the year 1794. The denomination made only a minor start with a severely limited mintage, followed by a second year where the production level was increased. This type represents one of the most desired in American coinage due to the great historical significance.
The twenty five cent denomination was introduced after both smaller and higher denominations had already made their appearance within the early United States. Despite the utility of the quarter in the present day, in early America it was too large for every day commerce and too small for silver depositors to request.