A Buyer's Guide to Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States

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A Buyer's Guide to Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars offers an in-depth chronological survey of every dollar minted in the United States, coin-by-coin collecting tips and insights, and a thoughtful review and history for each dollar type. From the commonly collected Morgan dollar and the ultra rare early dollar of the 1794 Sacagawea 'golden dollars,' this book covers it all! A year-by-year analysis provides current pricing, mintage figures, estimated surviving specimens, and prices realized at auction. Now with ...
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Overview

A Buyer's Guide to Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars offers an in-depth chronological survey of every dollar minted in the United States, coin-by-coin collecting tips and insights, and a thoughtful review and history for each dollar type. From the commonly collected Morgan dollar and the ultra rare early dollar of the 1794 Sacagawea 'golden dollars,' this book covers it all! A year-by-year analysis provides current pricing, mintage figures, estimated surviving specimens, and prices realized at auction. Now with over 200 full size coin images, this book is an indispensable asset for every coin collector.Available July of 2006, John Dannreuther's fully updated edition of Q. David Bowers' original work brings together current information on United States dollars and highlights the most recent changes to this popular American coinage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974237176
  • Publisher: Zyrus Press Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/25/2006
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 451,611
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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About the 1794 Dollar
The entire mintage of the 1794 dollar, estimated to be 1,758 pieces net, was delivered on October 15, 1794. It has been suggested that a few hundred other 1794 dollars were made but were poorly defined or defective, and were held over until the next year for use as planchets. In 1794, the Mint did not have a press suitable for properly striking the large-diameter coins. This is reflected in the coins themselves, most known examples of which are lightly struck at the lower left obverse and corresponding part of the reverse, although they are often well struck in the center. As noted, the vast majority of pieces display adjustment marks from filing the planchet. The result was that the 1794 dollar simply was not an object of beauty to beholders at the time, although numismatists certainly feel differently today! Because of these problems, the largest subsequent coinage of silver at the Mint for many months thereafter, indeed until late spring 1795, consisted of half dollars. Being of smaller diameter these struck properly and presented no difficulty.
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