When were silver dollars first issued?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

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 »

Different Types of Silver Dollars?

Silver dollars have been minted by the United States since 1794. Early Flowing Hair and Draped Bust coins are rarer due to production issues, while more common Morgan silver dollars are popular amo... Read More »