The Sacagawea dollar is one of the most current United States dollar coins and was first minted in 2000. It features the Shoshone woman Sacagawea, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, carrying her son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. Artist Glenna Goodacre used a 22-year-old Shoshone woman named Randy’L He-dow Teton as the model for the young Sacagawea. The reverse side was designed by Thomas D. Rogers. Originally, since there […]
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 […]
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 […]
Morgan silver dollars were produced between 1878 and 1921, with a notable hiatus in its production between 1905 and 1920. The 1921-dated coins are the most common, and there exists a substantial collector market for pristine, uncirculated specimens of the rarer dates and mint marks. Morgan dollars are second only to Lincoln Cents in collector popularity. The large size, design and inexpensive nature of most dates of the Morgan dollar […]
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 […]
The Coinage Act of 1792 authorized the production of dollar coins from silver and The U.S. Mint produced silver dollar coins from 1794 to 1803. The production of silver dollars continued until 1836 before it was ceased. The first silver dollars, precisely 1,758 of them, were coined on October 15, 1794 and were immediately delivered to Mint Director David Rittenhouse for distribution to dignitaries as souvenirs.
One popular collector’s item is the US dollar which when first minted had the same composition in size with the Spanish dollar. It was originally specified as a unit of weight by the Coinage Act of 1792 but became a currency after the American Revolutionary War. The dollar was a Spanish coin invention only adopted by the United States. They were minted first as silver dollars from 1794 to 1935, […]