United States Dollar Coins

The dollar coin has had a turbulent history in the United States. While historically, dollar coins have been popular collectibles, they are often equally unpopular during circulation. This is especially true today, as most people prefer to use the dollar bill instead of the currently circulating dollar coin.

There have been many iterations on the dollar coin including the early flowing hair dollar, the popular Morgan dollar, and the presidential dollar. Until 1971, dollar coins always featured Lady Liberty on the obverse, with a heraldic design, usually featuring an eagle, on the reverse. Following this pattern, the dollar coin has featured notable Americans such as President Eisenhower, Susan B. Anthony, and Sacajawea.

The dollar coin denomination's history includes several of the world's rarest coins: the 1794 flowing hair dollar and the 1804 draped bust dollar. The 1794 flowing hair dollar is one of the first coins ever minted by the United States and holds the record for the current highest auction sale of a coin: just over $10 million in 2013. The 1804 silver dollar, while holding a much less significant record at $2.3 million, was minted in 1834 for a diplomatic mission. Only 15 of these are known to exist today, and of those 15, six were created in the period between 1858 to 1860 for collectors.


Quick Facts

  • Originally, the eagle on Morgan dollars featured eight tail feathers. This was changed several weeks into production because all previous coins that featured the bald eagle had shown it with an odd number of feathers
  • The presidential series, which began production in 2007, was unpopular as a circulating coinage and discontinued for circulation in 2011. The series will continue for collector interest
  • Trade dollars were never intended for circulation in the United States, although they were legal tender for the newly opened Asian markets. It is common for trade dollars that circulated in Asia to have chop marks for verification

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Proof ***Auction Highlight*** 1836 Gobrecht $1 J-60 Graded Proof By USCG (fc)
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Proof ***Auction Highlight*** 1836 Gobrecht $1 J-60 Graded Proof By USCG (fc)
by Key Date Coins, Inc.
Est: $11,000- $22,000
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by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
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***Auction Highlight*** 1891 & CC Uncirculated Morgan Dollar Shotgun Roll (fc)
Oct 19, 5:45 PM EDT
***Auction Highlight*** 1891 & CC Uncirculated Morgan Dollar Shotgun Roll (fc)
by Key Date Coins, Inc.
Est: $1,500- $3,000
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Oct 22, 6:00 PM CDT
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Est: $0- $0
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Oct 24, 3:00 PM PDT
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Est: $10- $1,000
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***Auction Highlight*** Full solid date 1922-p Uncirculated Peace silver dollar roll, 20 coins (fc)
Oct 20, 5:45 PM EDT
***Auction Highlight*** Full solid date 1922-p Uncirculated Peace silver dollar roll, 20 coins (fc)
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Oct 21, 5:00 PM EDT
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by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
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Original 1882-CC Morgan Silver Dollar
Oct 21, 5:00 PM EDT
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by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
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Est: $0- $0
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Oct 21, 5:00 PM EDT
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by Mebane Antique Auction
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by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
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***Auction Highlight*** 1879 & CC Uncirculated Morgan Dollar Shotgun Roll (fc)
Oct 18, 5:45 PM EDT
***Auction Highlight*** 1879 & CC Uncirculated Morgan Dollar Shotgun Roll (fc)
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Est: $1,500- $3,000
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Oct 20, 6:00 PM CDT
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Est: $0- $0
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2006 NGC MS69 Early Releases American Silver Eagle - Near Perfect! One Oz. Fine Silver
Oct 18, 5:00 PM EDT
2006 NGC MS69 Early Releases American Silver Eagle - Near Perfect! One Oz. Fine Silver
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***Auction Highlight*** AU/BU Slider Brinks Shotgun Morgan $1 Roll 1879 & O Ends Virtually UNC (fc)
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Oct 20, 6:00 PM CDT
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Est: $0- $0
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Oct 21, 5:00 PM EDT
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Est: $10- $1,000
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1881 & 1899 Morgan Silver Dollars
Oct 20, 6:00 PM CDT
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by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$1808 Bids
2000 American Silver Eagle - Genuine Uncirculated One Oz. Fine Silver
Oct 18, 5:00 PM EDT
2000 American Silver Eagle - Genuine Uncirculated One Oz. Fine Silver
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$328 Bids
1891S Morgan silver dollar
Oct 21, 6:00 PM CDT
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by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$1108 Bids
2021 NGC MS70 First Day of Issue - Eagle Landing Type 2 American Silver Eagle
Oct 18, 5:00 PM EDT
2021 NGC MS70 First Day of Issue - Eagle Landing Type 2 American Silver Eagle
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$758 Bids
Original 1986 Proof American Silver Eagle
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