Sacagawea dollars were first minted in 2000 and promised to revolutionize dollar coin usage in the United States. What’s happened since?
Sacagawea dollars were known as ‘the golden dollar’ when they were first released in 2000. This dollar coin features the young Shoshone Native American woman Sacagawea and her infant son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. Sacagawea was a guide and translator for much of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 and 1805. Here's everything you want to know about Sacagawea dollar coins and their current value.
A mule coin is an error coin that has 2 designs not intended to be on the same coin. A mule coin has an obverse (heads side) design and a reverse (tails side) design that wouldn’t ordinarily go together on the same coin. See the most famous mule error coins!
Check out 5 of the biggest coin mistakes — coins that failed to catch on with the public — that the United States has made.
The first coin of any coin series is always among the most collected, so it’s no surprise that first-year coins are tops on many coin collectors’ want lists!
While most counterfeit coins are easy to spot — due to improper weight, color, even design details — the truth is there are many good copies that have fooled some of the most seasoned coin collectors! Here’s what to look for in order to avoid buying fake coins.
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.
1990s mint sets are easily found, but the 1999 Mint set does not include the 1999 Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.
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?
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.