All About Dollars

The U. S. has made dollar coins since 1794. Until 1935 they were made from an alloy containing mostly silver. Early silver dollars of the Bust and Seated Liberty design are very scarce. Only Morgan Dollars and Peace Dollars are plentiful. Morgan Dollars, named after the designer George Morgan, are dated between 1878-1921. Peace Dollars, […]
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Morgan Dollars dated between 1878 and 1921

The Morgan Silver Dollar is America’s most popular collector coin. Minted in huge quantities between 1878 and 1904, and again in 1921, over 650 million pieces were struck. The coin features a stylized portrait of Liberty on the dated side and an eagle with outstretched wings on the reverse. Its designer was George T. Morgan. […]
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Peace Dollars dated between 1921 and 1935

The┬áPeace┬áDollar, the last dollar minted for circulation containing 90% silver, was introduced after World War I to commemorate the 1918 armistice. Coinage began in 1921, continued through 1928, and resumed for two more years in 1934 and 1935. Over 190 million pieces were struck. The design features a youthful portrait of Liberty facing left, with […]
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Presidential Dollars

The Dead Presidents Program: The United States has created new dollar coins, with the nation’s presidents as the central theme. Each year four presidents will grace the obverse of this coin, beginning with George Washington and continuing in the order that they have served. The program will continue until approximately 2016. The first coin, featuring […]
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