What are mint marks? Mintmarks are small initials stamped on coins to designate where the coin was made. In a lot of cases, where the coin was minted makes the difference between a coin being worth a few dollars and being worth a few hundred 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.
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