How to Artificially Tone Silver Dollars?

Answer While newer collectors prefer their silver coins in mint condition, many others prefer the character and natural beauty of a toned coin. In fact, toned coins are often considered more valuable than... Read More »

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What is worth more: 1898 silver dollars or 1897 silver dollars?

This is a brain teaser disguised as a question about numismatics, or the study of coins. The reader may assume that the question refers to two silver dollars--one minted in the year 1897 and the ot... Read More »

How many silver half dollars make 1 ounce of silver?

It takes approximately three 90-percent silver half dollars to make 1 ounce of silver. Half dollars dated 1964 and before each contain 0.36 ounces of silver. Three of them equal 1.08 ounces of silv... Read More »

When were silver dollars first issued?

The first statute of the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, allowed for the striking of silver dollar coins. The first U.S. silver dollars were not issued until 1794, however, because of a problem requisit... Read More »

How many silver dollars were minted?

Six silver coin series were minted from 1878 to the present, including the Morgan, Peace, Ike Eisenhower, Silver Eagle, Susan B. Anthony and the USMC 230th Anniversary. The Morgan silver dollars, m... Read More »