U.S. Dollars

Dollar Coins  
 
 Before the U.S. Mint began to strike coins in 1793, Spanish “Silver Dollars” circulated widely in the American colonies
and the new United States of America.  The Spanish coins, which were struck mainly in Spain’s colonial empire in
Mexico, were also known as “Pieces of Eight” – the legendary coins of pirate folklore.
 
In 1791, Alexander Hamilton made his recommendations to the U.S. Congress about a unique United States coinage. 
He suggested that the Dollar should be the basic unit of currency, and that Dollar coins should be modeled on the
Spanish “Silver Dollars” in both size and weight.  As a result, the first Silver Dollar, which was the Flowing Hair design
in 1794, weighed 26.96 grams and was struck in .8924 silver.  The weight was actually slightly less than a
Spanish “Silver Dollar” because the Spanish coin used as the model had lost
a little silver from being in circulation! ...... more
 
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2000-2008 35-piece Complete Sacagawea Dollar Set
Price: $349.00
2000-2008 35-piece Complete Sacagawea Dollar Set
2000-2008 35-piece Complete Sacagawea Dollar Set
Native American Dollars
Price: $99.99
Native American Dollars
Native American Dollars
Lincoln Silver Dollars
Price: $73.95
Lincoln Silver Dollars
Lincoln Silver Dollars