U.S. Trade dollars, unlike other U.S. silver dollars, were minted only for trade in Asia. Trade dollars actually contain more silver than other silver dollars. Here are some other fun facts about U.S. Trade dollars
The U.S. Mint has been making dollar coins since 1794, but U.S. dollar coins have not been minted for circulation since 2011. Dollar coins have been produced in this order: Flowing Hair dollar coins (1794-1795), Draped Bust dollar coins (1795–1804), Liberty Seated dollar coins (1840-1873), Trade dollar coins (1873-1885), Morgan dollar coins (1878-1904; 1921), Peace dollar coins (1921-1928; 1934-1935), Eisenhower dollar coins (1971-1978), Susan B. Anthony dollar coins (1979–1981; 1999), American Silver Eagle dollar coins (1986-Present). Sacagawea dollar coins (2000-Present), Presidential dollar coins (2007-2016), and Native American dollar coins (2009-Present). Here's everything you want to know about US dollar coins, their current values, tips for collecting them -- even ways to buy silver dollars on a budget.
President Obama has signed a bill approving the Girl Scout silver dollar to be minted in 2013.
Congress approves of new Medal of Honor commemorative coins for 2011.
Olympic coins honor sports and places and people related to the Olympics. Olympic coins are usually minted in half dollar to 10 dollar pieces.
Many American coins honor American landmarks. The landmarks range from the Lincoln Memorial to Mount Rushmore. All of these coins are available and affordable.
Commemorative military coins honor our nation’s bravest heroes. These U.S. coins honor military personnel and military events. Here are U.S. Military coin values.
Demand is high, supply is low, and prices are currently on the rise for the sought-after Abraham Lincoln silver dollar. In fact, the demand for the new dollar coin was so high, the U.S. Mint sold out within weeks!
The 2009 James K. Polk dollar coin was the 3rd Presidential $1 Coin released in 2009 and the 11th of the entire Presidential $1 Coin series which began in 2007.
Coin edge lettering has been around for years, but the Presidential dollar coins and Native American coins in 2007 brought edge lettering on coins back into the forefront. Here’s everything you want to know about edge lettering on U.S. coins.
Determining which type of coin collector you are will make it easier to find coin collecting clubs and what sort of coin catalogs and magazines to buy or subscribe to.
In 2009, the U.S. Mint is issuing a fascinating variety and quantity of coins. Ranging from Lincoln bicentennial pennies to the 24 karat gold double eagle there is something for everyone in the 2009 United State Mint issue.
Native American coins have formed an integral part of America’s circulating currency since 1859. Here’s more about Indian Head pennies, Buffalo nickels, and U.S. dollar coins which feature Native Americans.
The proof sets for 2009 are the largest they have ever been. Each set has 18 coins and 4 lenses.
Silver Eagle dollar coins are highly sought after both by coin collectors and bullion investors. Some scarce dates command a high price — see which ones. Plus tips for collecting and buying $1 American Silver Eagle coins.
Commemorative coins have been minted since 1892. The U.S. Mint has produced circulating commemorative coins and non-circulating commemorative coins in order to commemorate people, places, landmarks, events and other special occurrences in U.S. history. Commemorative coins come in denominations of quarters, half-dollars, dollars, and gold coins.
The John Tyler Presidential dollar coin was the 2nd presidential dollar coin released in 2009 and the 10th in the series. On this dollar coin, ‘In God We Trust’ is imprinted on the obverse side of the coin, rather than on the edge of the coin. See how much John Tyler dollar coins are worth.
The new Louis Braille Silver Dollar honors the inventor of the Braille reading system for the blind. The surcharges from this coin will go to the National Federation of the Blind.
Why don’t we use dollar coins instead of dollar bills? The U.S. Mint has been trying for decades to get Americans to grow fond of using the dollar coin for everyday purchases. After all, coins last longer than paper money — by many decades. Also, coins are easy to recycle. Dollar coins are also easier to use with vending machines. Do you use dollar coins? Or do you save them?
One of the changes to the William Henry Harrison Presidential dollar coin is the fact that the motto ‘In God We Trust’ — which had been placed on the edge of the coin — was moved to the front of the coin, below the president’s portrait. See other little-known facts and how much William Henry Harrison dollar coins are worth.
The first silver dollars were struck in 1794.But there is a good chance the silver dollar you have and are curious about is dated from about 1878 through 1935. These silver dollars are called Morgan dollars (also Liberty Head dollars) and Peace dollars.
The Peace dollar is a coin that has seen steady investor activity over the years and also has great popularity among coin collectors.
Let’s look at how some Morgan Dollar coins have performed over 15 years, comparing prices from 1994 to prices for the same coin in 2009.
Silver dollars are perhaps one of the most popular kinds of coins — outside of pennies — and people have long been assembling collections of silver dollars for years.
The U.S. Mint releases the first Native American dollar coin in the series on January 2, 2009. The Native American dollar coin is a regularly circulating dollar coin that is drawing some attention among commemorative coin collectors.
American Civil War memorabilia has a large following. People enjoy collecting U.S. coins, tokens, and money from the early- to mid-1860s. There are many types of Civil War coins and tokens, though certain ones have special popularity.