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Peace Dollars: Commemorate the End of the First World War

The last silver dollar coin in US legal tender circulation was the Peace Dollar. It was so named because of the world “peace” inscribed near the bottom in the coin’s reverse side on all its mint versions from 1921 to 1936. A History The American Numismatic Association, through its editor Frank G, Duffield in its November 1918 edition of The Numismatist magazine, lobbied for a commemorative coin to celebrate the [...]

Eisenhower Dollar: The Nation’s first Non-Silver Dollar Coin

Issued by the US government from 1971 to 1978, the Eisenhower Dollar was a $1 coin struck in memory of the nation’s 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower who passed away in 1969. The coin also served to commemorate the Apollo 11 landing of the first man on the moon in the same year. It has been minted over an 8-year period and apart from being circulated in casinos and saved-up [...]

Presidential Dollars of the United States

The new series of circulating dollar coins (the Presidential Dollar) began in 2007, honoring James Madison, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. There are 4 different coins issued each year featuring former presidents. The Presidential Dollar Act Under The Presidential $1 Coin Act, the series was authorized, which provides for the issuance of circulating dollar coins to honor the Presidents of the United States. The design revitalization of new [...]

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