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.
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.
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.
One of the world’s most renowned, beautiful, loved, and popular coin designs came back as a high-relief coin. The 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coin was revived as an Ultra-High Relief Double Eagle gold coin released by the U.S. Mint in 2009.
The Martin Van Buren dollar coin was the last in the Presidential Dollar series with the phrase “In God We Trust” located on the edge. In 2009, “In God We Trust” was moved to the obverse (front, or heads side) of the coin. Here are other little known facts and how much Van Buren dollars are worth.
Proof sets are one of the best ways to purchase crisp examples of U.S. coins. These proof sets, contain coins with burnished, mirror-like surfaces and are a favorite way for coin collectors to purchase high-quality coins straight from the U.S. Mint. The Presidential dollar proof sets are no exception.
Hundreds of millions of Bicentennial coins were struck during 1975 and 1976 — both in the regular copper-nickel clads for circulation and in a 40% silver clad composition for collectors. The silver Bicentennial coins were sold in mint sets and proof sets. These mint sets and proof sets were first sold in 1975 and remained mint offerings into the mid-1980s. The U.S. Mint wound up melting millions of unsold silver Bicentennial coins.
Susan B. Anthony dollar coins, which were struck from 1979 to 1999, represent America’s first small-size dollar coin. The entire collection of Susan B. Anthony dollars consists of just 11 coins which were minted for general circulation and 7 more made just for collectors — for a grand total of 18 Susan B. Anthony dollar coins to collect.
It’s surprising what ends up in your pocket as change received from a simple purchase. I’ve managed to complete a very informal coin collection strictly from pocket change. Every morning when I stop to pick up a newspaper, I check to see if the 2 quarters in change are the next coins for my collection. Other unique coins made their way from pocket change to my coin collection as well.
Presidential Dollar coins were struck from 2007 to 2016. Each $1 coin features the face of a former U.S. president. Four coins came out each year until all former presidents (non-living) were minted on these golden-colored U.S. $1 coins. Another related presidential coin set called the First Spouse gold coins program ran from 2007 to 2016, as well. These $10 gold coins were released concurrently — at the same time as their husband’s President coin.
Have a coin set or completed coin folder and want to know how much it’s worth? Here’s how to tell the value of your completed coin sets and coin folders…
Coin holders are one of the best ways to keep your coins safe. And they’re inexpensive too! Here’s everything you need to know about coin holders for storing the coins in your collection.