Morgan Dollar Branch Mint Proofs - There is a widespread belief that Philadelphia is the only US mint to produce proof Morgan silver dollars. This is generally true, but the other 3 mints occasionally struck proofs as well.
The Creation of the Peace Silver Dollar - Farran Zerbe was the coin collector who founded the Chase Manhattan Bank Money Museum in New York City with his own superb coin collection. He campaigned for a new silver dollar coin intended for circulation. Finally, on May 9th, 1921 a joint resolution by the House and Senate brought the Peace Dollar into existence.
Discovering Silver Dollar Mint Error Coins - Discovering mint errors can be a rewarding endeavour. Mint errors add to the rarity of a silver dollar coin and help your understanding of the minting process in general.
1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar (Bowed Liberty Dollar) - With only 15 specimens known, the 1804 Draped Bust dollar is the most interesting and desirable of all U.S. coins, with many mysteries and underworld type stories surrounding it. Known as the "King of coins", it is one of the most famous and valuable coins in the world. One sold in 2013 for $3,877,500. Beware of copies!
What is a Morgan Dollar? - The Morgan Dollar was a USA silver coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and then again in 1921. It had a currency value of one US dollar. The name Morgan derives from the designer George T. Morgan (1845-1925) who was originally from Birmingham, England
Eisenhower Silver Dollars - Dwight Eisenhower proved to be a successful leader in World War II, which led to the surrender of the Germans. He later was pursued by both parties for president. He won the 1952 election and again in 1956 as a Republican, and was known as an inspirational leader.
The Draped Bust Silver Dollar Series - The new Draped Bust design silver dollar was introduced in October of 1795 and 42,738 examples were struck before the end of the year. These coins are proportionately less rare than the earlier flowing hair design, but there are 30 or so, MS-64 or MS-65 examples.
How to Spot a Fake 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar - 1893-S Morgan silver dollars are so renowned, that more exist today than were originally minted. Most Counterfeit 1893-S Morgans consist of altered versions of existing genuine Morgan dollars.
Peace Silver Dollars - The story of the Peace Silver dollars. The most important concept behind the making of the Peace Silver Dollars was to produce a symbol of peacefulness and a reminder that the World War ended.
How to Spot an Altered Morgan Silver Dollar - The vast majority of Morgan dollar counterfeits are altered specimens of less expensive issues to mimic the low supply, high demand counterparts. Determining whether the coin you're looking at is real or phony, is fairly easy when you know what to look for.