Tag: Silver Dollars

  • The Canadian silver coins.

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The Canadian silver coins were based on the US gold market and started in production around 1858. The first Canadian coins made of silver were in the following denominations, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent pieces. Canada continued to use silver coins until 1968 four years after the US stopped minting…

  • What countries still use gold coins.

    Reading Time: 5 minutes Gold coins have been minted by countries all over the world for many years. However, most countries stopped making gold coins as currency by 1933, as they switched from the gold standard due to hoarding during the worldwide economic crisis of the Great Depression.  As of 2023, none of the world’s countries…

  • What is junk silver coins?

    What is junk silver coins?

    Reading Time: 6 minutes Junk coins refer to those coins minted before 1964 in US. These often comprise of mercury dimes, silver dollars, Kennedy half dollars and so on. In the old times, coins like dollars and quarters were made of silver in varying degrees. Coins that were minted up to 1965 consisted of 90%…

  • Well Fargo Hoard, how the price were impacted 25 years later.

    Well Fargo Hoard, how the price were impacted 25 years later.

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Some details of a major purchase of a hoard of 1908 “no motto” Saint-Gaudens $20 gold pieces revealed by Spectrum Numismatics of Irvine, Calif. Coins from the famous Wells Fargo Gold Hoard! One of the finest U.S. Gold hoards ever discovered. The coins were hidden and stored in sealed bags since…

  • Morgan Silver $1 dollar coin 1878-S

    Morgan Silver $1 dollar coin 1878-S

    Reading Time: < 1 minute One of the more common dates in the series. Mintage limited to 9,774,000 coins. 2nd most widely minted of the Morgans, with prices from $30+ to $300+ dollars each these Morgan Silver Dollars are affordable and a must have for any serious coin collector. Brilliant Uncirculated coins are graded by…

  • Peace Dollars, 1921 to 1935.

    Peace Dollars, 1921 to 1935.

    Reading Time: 2 minutes The Peace Dollar was first struck in 1921 to commemorate the end of World War I or, as it was known at the time, the Great War. The designer used the “V” instead of a “U” to stand for, “Victory. ” It was originally thought that Peace Dollars would be issued…