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The Draped Bust Silver Dollar was minted under the Coinage Act of 1792 and is one the earliest coins among the official currency of the USA. It would cost an absolute fortune to own genuine pieces of these antique coins.

There were two types of these Silver dollar coins produced by the US Mint from 1794 to 1803, each different from the obverse side. The first issue is called the Flowing Hair manufactured for only two years, 1794-1795. The second is the Draped Silver Dollar which came out for a longer period, 1795-1804.

The Draped Silver Dollar also features two varieties in its reverse design. These draped silver coin types are the small eagle which was minted 1795-1798, and the heraldic eagle struck in 1798-1804.

All dates of mintage between 1795 and 1903 have different variety classifications because the dies in those days were done by hand engraving. The varying nuances in the draped bust silver dollar design and its vintage pedigree have created a certain mystique among coin collectors who are willing to spend much to own one.

But because of its popularity and the high price that it could command, antique silver dollar fakes have also proliferated. Auction facilities online are often the outlets for such counterfeit coins as the sellers could easily hide under anonymity.

Fortunately, population auction houses like eBay are doing some efforts to stop the unscrupulous practice by stopping sale of those coins determined to be fake. Still, the auction may proceed if the seller declares that the coins being sold by bidding are replicas. It would only be illegal to own counterfeit coins if the intention of the owner is to pass them off as real.

An authority at the American Numismatic Society advises that those who chose to collect counterfeits or replicas should clearly label them as such to prevent these from being sold inadvertently as genuine coins later. For indeed, there are still many gullible ones who would not check and just think that theyre buying the real rare draped bust silver dollar.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the value on a 1957 silver certificate one dollar bill.?
    I ran into a 1957 silver certificate one dollar bill, and I am not sure of its value, any help? I also have a 1976 bill, but if I am not mistaken, they are not worth anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Value is between .00 to .00, depending on condition.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the value of US silver certificate dollar bills?
    I have 6 silver certificate dollar bills from 1957 and one .00 bill from 1976. Any ideas if they are worth anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Not as much as you'd think, sorry! .00 may be worth 3 and the silver certs are probably worth about the same! There are a few that are worth more to collectors! You need to advertise them somewhere and let potential buyers take a look! I'm in the same boat, I have about 2,000 in various old bills and can sell them.

  3. QUESTION:
    Were any 1972 Kennedy half dollars made of all silver like mine appears to be?
    I was looking for a value on a 1972 non-clad Kennedy half dollar and couldn't find a listing. It's ridge has no visible copper and it's color and luster are the same as my 1900 Morgan Silver dollar. Do I have something rare?

    • ANSWER:
      No. There were no proof coins made in 40% silver that year. Or any year after 1970 except for the special S mint bicentennial coins from 1976, until they started making 90% silver proofs in 1992. And no circulating coinage has had any silver since 1964 except the 1965-1970 40% silver Kennedys.

      What you have is a clad coin where the copper isn't visible along the edge, which is not unusual.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is these silver dollars still in circulation?
    I have three silver dollars: all of them have President Eisenhower on the front. One of them has a picture of an eagle on the moon on the reverse side dated 1971, two have the picture of the liberty bell and the moon on the reverse side dated 1776-1976. Are these worth anything more than face value? If they are face value, can I just use them like I'd spend a dollar bill?

    I also have four silver half-dollars dated 1971, 1972, 1972, and 1973. Same question for those.

    • ANSWER:
      All of the coins you list are seldom seen in circulation. Unfortunately, none of them is worth much more than face value. None of them actually contains any silver. I would probably spend the half dollars, but I would hang on to the Eisenhower dollars for no other reason than they're cool.

  5. QUESTION:
    How much is a one Dollar coin of 1887 worth?
    I urgently need to get some money, I have some collectors coins and before taking them to the coins place in Houston (I-10) I need to know how much I can get for them without being ripped off.

    1 silver dollar - year 1887
    1 silver dollar - year 1878
    1 dollar liberty - back says 1776-1976
    1 collector dollar coin - year 2003 - 1ounce fine silver

    Please help me, I need it urgently.

    • ANSWER:
      The value of the 1878 and 1887 dollars would depend on their condition and mintmark if any. The mintmark is located under the wreath of the eagle. Common mint mark dollars of those two dates and in average condition is worth about , up to to if having luster but not cleaned. Both dollars are 90% silver. The 1776-1976 dollar is an Eisenhower Bicentennial, and value depends on once again, the condition and type. The clad type if circulated is worth a small premium, under .50. If it's the 40% silver type then it's in the region of - per piece, with luster. The 1 ounce silver is an American Silver Eagle. 2003 is a very recent issue and selling around to each uncirculated, and from for the proof version. Proof values are higher for coins with deep mirror.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can I find out whether older paper money is worth anything?
    I have a Series 1957 and 3 Series 1957B silver certificate dollar bills and a Series 1953 and 7 Series 1976 bills and am wondering how I can find out if they're worth anything. Thank you for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      EBay. Categories -> Coins and Paper Money -> Paper Money US -> Small Size Notes -> Silver Certificates (the blue ones) / United States Notes (red ones) / Federal Reserve Notes (green ones)

      Those notes probably are only worth a little over face value. The government printed billions of them and there is a perception that they are rare because you don't see them in circulation. But they're not.

      People sell all three of those by the hundred on eBay.

      There are some small-sized (post-1928) notes that are rare but what you have is fairly common. It can be an interesting a relatively inexpensive collecting hobby though.

  7. QUESTION:
    How much is my old silver certificates and 2 dollar bills?
    I have one series 1935b silver certificate with blue ink and a star in the serial number. I have two others but they are 1957. They too have blue ink. I have one series 1953 b 2 dollar bill with red ink and two others made in 1976. Can a kind expert give a guess on how these would cost if t hey were perfect?

    • ANSWER:
      If they had absolutely no wear or folds at all.

      35B star note: about 0
      57:
      53B:
      76: About -. Roughly twice that if they were issued by the Kansas City Fed branch, and about if they were issued by Minneapolis.

      Again, that's with no wear or folds. If they're about the same condition as the average bill you see in circulation, the values are about 1/4 of that.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can you tell me if these coins and dollars are worth anything?
    I have a few silver certificates dating 1935E, 1957A, 1957, and 1957

    I have 6 bills, one of them is red from 1928, another is red from 1963, the other 4 are from 1976.

    I also have a silver 1923 peace dollar with the miss print "In God we trvst"

    I have 2 dollar bills, both are "holiday" currency, one has a picture of an angel, one of santa. I doubt they're worth anything, just curious.

    Are any of these worth anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Check the values of your first ten at the link below. All Peace dollars have TRVST on them, and yours would be worth between and in circulated grades with an uncirculated example worth more than that. It might have a mint mark below ONE on the reverse: D (Denver), S (San Francisco), or plain (Philadelphia). I would have to say the last two items are novelties which are probably not worth much. I hope that helps.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can you tell if a bicentennial quarter contains silver?
    I have heard that some of the 1976 quarters were 40 percent silver. How can you tell them apart from the normal ones? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      In fact there are 2 bicentennial quarters, one of the standard copper-nickel composition (over 800 million minted), while the other is silver clad (plated) and it is NOT a 40% silver coin (about 4 million struck). They are of identical size and design as the standard copper-nickel coin. For a layman it is virtually impossible to differentiate between the two, only their weight is different. The standard bicentennial quarter weighs 5.67 grams and the silver clad quarter weighs a scotch more at 5.75 grams, but only a jewelers scale could differentiate that small a difference in weight. In uncirculated condition the standard quarter is worth about [FAQ-ANSWER].75, while the silver clad quarter is worth about .25, because there are fewer of them around. Its actual silver weight is very minimal and has virtually no intrinsic value.

      P.S. Only the bicentennial Kennedy half dollar does come in an alternate 40% silver content version. It weighs 11.5 grams for the 40% silver coin, while the copper-nickel version weighs 11.1 grams. In uncirculated condition the standard half dollar is worth about , while the silver half dollar is worth about . The actual silver content of this coin is 0.1479 ounces with an intrinsic value of about .30 (based on silver at about ).

  10. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between a Federal Reserve note,a United States note,and a Silver Certificate?
    I know Federal Reserve notes are the kind of notes we almost always use, but what's a United States note and a Silver Certificate and what's the difference between them. Just in case I come across one.

    • ANSWER:
      As far as being able to tell by looking at them, they'll all say at the top what kind of note they are, but an easier way to tell is by the color of the Treasury seal and the serial numbers.

      On United States Notes (USN's) the seals and serial numbers have been red, and were printed in the , , , and 0 denominations.

      The last USN's were issued in 1971, and were the 0 denomination. Issuing of the other denominations ended in 1949 for the , and the mid 60's for the and . (The whole deal with the 0 USN's was basically a bookkeeping exercise. The government was legally required to keep a certain dollar amount of USN's "in circulation", and they did it by printing a batch of 0's, and for the vast majority, shuffling them from bank vault to bank vault until the mid 1990's)

      Silver Certificates (SC's) almost always have a blue Treasury seal and serial numbers, and were printed in the , , and denominations. There were some exceptions to the "blue seal and numbers" rule during WW2. SC's used in Hawaii during the war had a brown Treasury seal and serial numbers, while the , , and SC's issued for use by US troop in North Africa had a yellow seal and blue serial numbers. That was done so that if large numbers of them were seized by the enemy (for example, if Japan captured the Hawaiian islands) they could be declared worthless, and they would be easy to spot.

      The last SC's were issued about 1964.

      Federal Reserve Notes (FRN's) almost always have a green seal and serial numbers, again, except for notes issued for use in Hawaii (no FRN's were used in North Africa). Hawaii notes were issued in , , and denominations, and have a brown seal and serial numbers.

      FRN's have been issued for all the current denominations. The first FRN was issued in 1963, while the first FRN was issued in 1976.

      That's the situation from 1928, when the first of the current sized notes was issued.

      All three types can still be used, and now they all function like the FRN's--they circulate at face value, and are backed by the "full faith and credit" of the United States.

      Originally, SC's could be redeemed for silver. You could take a SC to a bank, and get that many dollars in silver (usually silver dollars).

      USN's were originally redeemable in gold or silver, but after 1933, they could be redeemed in silver only. After 1963, they weren't really redeemable at all.

      FRN's were originally redeemable in gold, but again, that stopped after 1933. From then to 1963, they could be redeemed for silver coins.

      Also, Federal Reserve Notes are issued by the Federal Reserve Bank, while USN's and SC's were issued directly by the Treasury Department.

      (The whole "redeemability" issue is more complex than that, but I suspect that wasn't really what you were asking about, anyway)

  11. QUESTION:
    How much is a 1971 one dollar coin worth? Also how much is 1964,1983,1996 half dollar coins worth?
    I have got these from a friend and I was wondering how much they are worth money wise.I also have a half dollar coin that has a picture of JKF President and the date on front is 1776-1976 & on back it has picture of Independence Hall on it, I was wondering how much is this coin worth too.

    • ANSWER:
      The 1964 Half is 90% silver and is at least worth its value in silver. The 1971 Dollar is worth slightly above (not worth a trip to the coin shop) unless it is uncirculated (looks like it was just made), then it would be a few dollars. The 1983 Half is also worth a few dollars only IF it is uncirculated. The 1976 and 1996 halfs are worth 50 cents unless uncirculated.

  12. QUESTION:
    How much is a 1976 proof dollar coin worth?
    My mom has some proof coins from 1976 but i wanna know how much they are worth. It's a dollar coin.

    • ANSWER:
      I am going to assume you are asking about the US Eisenhower dollar. There are actually three varieties of 1976 Eisenhower proof dollars.
      (San Francisco - 40% Silver Proof) 4,000,000
      (San Francisco - Clad Proof Type 1) 2,845,450
      (San Francisco - Clad Proof Type 2) 4,149,730

      Of course the value depends upon the condition of the coin, but it could be worth up to US or even a bit more. Slabbed and certified coins can sell for , but it costs about that much to slab and certify them. The second and third links below should help you determine which variety you have. The silver clad proof is slightly heavier 24.59grams to 22.68grams. I hope that helps.

  13. QUESTION:
    Any good sources for coin selling guides?
    I have a bunch of older US coins(and one canadian set) that I'm looking to sell. Does anyone know of any websites, books, or any other sources that give good descriptions of the value of coins? Here's a compressed list of what I'm trying to sell:

    1981 to 1998 Proof/Prestige/Premier sets
    1987 Royal Canadian Proof Set
    Kennedy Half Dollars from 1964 to 1985
    Silver Dollars 2000, 2001
    Quarters 1976
    Pennies 1863 to 1986

    Any help would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      To get an accurate value of the coins you wish to sell, you must know what grades, (for the pennies), they are. An 1863 penny can be worth to 00 depending on the grade. After that is done, you can check out books from the library, (you can check out the "Redbook" by Yeoman, it is the most important price guide), or simply go to a coin show and see what the asking prices are. If you do not want to go to this work, simply get bids from a few coin dealers as to what they will pay you for them. One caveat about price guides. They are never up to date completely, especially when it comes to bullion items, and they are retail prices, so expect for a dealer to offer you less.

      Another good alternative is to sell them on Ebay. Yes, sometimes coins go too cheap, but most times they sell for what they are worth, and sometimes for more.

  14. QUESTION:
    Calling all coin collectors, How do I find the value of my old coins?
    I have 9 Eisenhower Dollar coins and I don't know if they are worth anything. I have been saving them for a while but I don't really know what to do with them. They range from 1971 to 1978 and a few of them are marked 1776-1976.
    Thank you for any information.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, you hurt me when you called the Ikes (Eisenhower Dollars) "old", I remember when the first ones came out. Lol.

      Anyway, most coin stores sell the circulating Ikes for anywhere from .25 to each, Normally when I see coin questions like yours I suggest buying COINS, COINAGE, or COIN PRICES magazine, but in this case, I think you would be wasting money. Look at the rim of your coins, if you can see the copper/brown band which indicates that you do not have a 90% or 40% silver coin, you pretty much have a very interesting item to leave your next waiter/waitress as a tip.

  15. QUESTION:
    How much would my 1776-1976 American dollar coin be worth?
    I would like to know how much my 1776-1976 American dollar coin would be worth in today's economy.

    • ANSWER:
      Probably just face value. There were 220,000,000 dollar coins of that type minted for circulation.
      If your coin has an 'S' mint mark, it may be 40% silver. A small number of these were produced for the collector market. Those are worth around .

  16. QUESTION:
    how much is a silver dollar worth?
    i have a few silver dollars that say 1776-1976 on them and have a picture of the moon and the liberty bell on them. does anyone know if they're worth more that a dollar?

    • ANSWER:
      . They don't have any silver in them. They don't have any collector value since so many were produced. The dollars produced before 1964 have silver in them and are worth for the silver.

      Your coins are mostly worth keeping as family heirlooms. For your grandchildren.

  17. QUESTION:
    How much is this coin worth?
    It's a 1776-1976 half dollar coin with a slight chip on the top. The number is what is printed on the bottom of the face of the coin. I have no intention of selling it, in all honesty I look for half dollars on a regular basis.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to upset you, but it is still only worth 50 cents.I had 3 rolls of these. I recently took them out of the Safe Deposit box at the bank in hopes of their value.
      By 1976, the 50 cent pieces no longer had the high silver content in them.
      They are back in the Safe Deposit Box in hopes in the next 30 years or so, my kids will be able to make a bit of change on them.
      Coins which were minted before 1950 have some value.
      Silver coins before 1962 have a higher silver content and are actually worth a little more than their face value.
      Silver colored coins in the USA are usually zinc & or nickle.

  18. QUESTION:
    I have a 1976 silver penny, is it rare or not?
    I have a 1976 silver penny. It looks just like a regular penny, but being silver and a bit thicker then a regular copper one. It has no P or D or even S on it. I've compared it to a normal copper one from 1976 and it's just missing the letter. Any one have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      #1 Banks will not give you over face value for any coin no matter what it's true value is. Give them a gold piece they will give you - if they even take it.

      #2 Cents were not made with silver during the war (nickels however had some silver content) but with zinc coated steel (they stick to a magnet). Steel cents were only made in 1943. These coins while interesting are not worth a great deal - a few dollars at the most.

      #3 The lack of a mintmark means the coin is a "p" or it comes from Philadelphia. The Philadelphia mint does not mark all of their coins.

      #4 Technically the US doesn't make pennies but cents (as does Canada). ;)

      #5 Well I've got a few different options for you.

      1. Most likely: your coin has been silver plated. Not worth much but still interesting.

      2. Normally I would suggest that your coin could be missing the copper layer leaving the zinc exposed (this is rare) however your coin is a copper coin and wouldn't have the zinc inside.

      3. Coin has been dipped in mercury. This used to be done a lot but most people now know the dangers of mercury and this would be unlikely.

      4. Your coin was struck on a dime planchet by accident. Is it the same size as a normal penny?

      The most likely of these is that the coin has been silver plated. On the off chance you think it was struck on a dime planchet:

      1 - Take your coin to a local coin dealer (trustworthy ones can be found - shop around). It never hurts to get a second opinion. They will be able to tell you so much more by evaluation the condition of the coins. They will also know the amount minted and what it is going for in today's market.

      2 - Try posting pictures on this website (there are many experts here that can help you evaluate it - there also may be people willing to buy if you are trying to sell):
      http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/default.asp

      3 - Repost this question and include pictures. You can use websites like http://www.photobucket.com and include the link in your question.

      Good luck!

      P.S. You should not clean your coins. Most coin collectors see cleaning a coin as the equivalent of stripping down antique furniture and refinishing it.

      When cleaning, the surface metal of the coin is often stripped. Anything used to scrub the coin will leave scratches (even 100% pure silk will leave hairline scratches). Most cleaning products will have some type of reaction with the coin's metal and the surface metal can also be removed in this manner.

      Your best bet is to leave the coins alone. Cleaning the coin will leave traces - which can be found by the knowledgeable collector - who in turn will not buy the cleaned coin. Also if you ever wanted to send your coin into a grading company, they can recognize signs of cleaning and will send your coin back in a "cleaned" slab (also called a "body bag" in the coin world) - which is usually a greatly decreased value.

      If you absolutely must must must clean your coins do not use the method described above as it will react with the metal in your coin. Use 100% acetone (do not use fingernail polish remover!). It must be 100% pure because other additives will react with the coin metal. Place your coin(s) in the solution for several minutes (do not leave in for long periods of time). Rinse your coin(s) in distilled water. Next remove your coins and either pat dry with a soft cloth or allow the coin to air dry (air drying is better as you don't risk scratching the coin with the cloth). NEVER scrub your coins!

      I would still advise you to leave your coins as they are. They may not be bright and shiny but that is what most collectors prefer.

  19. QUESTION:
    how much would a 1887 silver dollar sell for?
    its a morgan, i also found a 1922 "peace dollar" silver dollar and a 1976 bicentennial coin. if i could get a price estimate that would be pretty great. the 1887 is in very good condition and the 1922 is a slightly faded around the edges and the bicentenial is perfect

    • ANSWER:
      For the 1887 coin, we need to know which mint mark, if any. The mint mark is located on the back underneath the eagle. In circulated condition, it catalogs for between and . A dealer would pay around for it.
      1922 is the most common date Peace dollar. It catalogs for around , and once again, a dealer would pay about .
      The 1976 Eisenhower / Bi-centennial dollar is not silver and isn't worth much more than face value.

  20. QUESTION:
    How much are the silver pre-1965 quarters worth?
    The silver Standing Liberty and silver pre-1965 Washington quarters, how much are they generally worth? I got four silver pre-1965 Washington quarters, and I also got a 1976-S Eisenhowever proof, how much is that worth?

    • ANSWER:
      As to the quarters what you have is commonly referred to as junk silver, as it is very unlikely that you have a collector's grade coins. The silver content of of face amount of these 4 quarters contains 0.715 troy oz. of actual silver. At a current price of .59/oz. it has a melt-down value of total. Six bucks a piece, but on eBay you are likely to get somewhat of a premium, in part because many actual buyers are unaware that the troy ounce is about 10% heavier than our standard (avoirdupois) ounce.

      The 1976-S Eisenhower Dollar Proof coin was issued in 3 different versions. 2 are of copper-nickel clad copper coins, weighing 22.68 grams. Type I (dated 1976, but actually minted in 1975) has fatter lettering on the back and is worth about . Type II has the thinner lettering and is about . There is a third version is made of 40% silver. It weighs 24.59 gram and sells for about . The prices quoted above are retail (coin shop) for coins in Proof-65 condition (that means uncirculated, in excellent condition without flaws, scratches, etc.) eBay prices are generally somewhat lower.

      http://www.certifiedmint.com/silver.htm
      http://bullion.nwtmint.com/silver.php?gclid=CPfJ3JzkqbICFQfhQgoduCwA7g
      http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=pre+1965+silver+quarters
      http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=1976-S%20Eisenhower%20dollars&_sop=1

  21. QUESTION:
    How much are my eisenhower coins worth?
    I have 56 eisenhower coins, and am trying to sell them on eBay. I did my best to arrange them by type and year. I am not sure what to put as my buy it now price? Any suggestions?

    (4) - 1776-1976
    (3) - 1776-1976 D
    (9) - 1971 Type 1
    (5) - 1972 D
    (9) - 1972 Type 1
    (1) - 1972 Type 2
    (5) - 1972 Type 3
    (2) - 1974 D
    (2) - 1974 Type 1
    (5) - 1974 Type 2
    (7) - 1974 Type 3
    (1) - 1977 D
    (2) - 1978 D
    (1) - 1978 Type 3
    Or do you suggest I hold onto them, will they be worth more in the future?

    • ANSWER:
      There's some confusion going on with your 'types'. That's because there is confusion between the word type as used to distinguish the four types of Ike dollars, and the varieties that exist for some dates, For 1972 - P only, there are three different reverse strikes which have come to be known as Types 1, 2 and 3, and the Bicentennial coins are also known as Type 1 (struck in 1975) and Type 2 (struck in 1976), each having a slightly different reverse. These are more accurately called Reverse Die Varieties, but because Type is used, confusion sets in. The 1972 Type 2 is scarce, if you really have one. It takes an expert, using magnification, to spot the slight difference in a 2.

      Thus, there is no 1974 Type 3. 1974 clad dollars from Philadelphia and Denver are Type 1, and silver from San Francisco are Type 2. All three coins have Reverse Die Variety 3. And all 1978 dollars are clad, so they are Type 1, and they also have Reverse Die Variety 3.

      You list no S mint coins so you have no silver. All are basically face value or slightly more, with the exceptions being 1972 Reverse Die Variety 2 ( the scarce 'Type 2', even though it's actually a Type 1), and 1972 Reverse Die Variety 3 (miscategorized as Type 3, it's also a Type 1).

      Condition is also a factor. If they are uncirculated, you may do a little better than face value for the group, but definitely get a couple of dealers to agree that you have the scarce 1972 RDV 2, and the better date 1972 RDV 3, then list those coins in separate auctions. I doubt that you really do have five of the 1972 RDV 3, since RDV 1 is the most common.

      This page will show you what the four basic types are, and to the left is shown the varieties for each year.

      http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Hierarchy.aspx?c=31&redir=t

  22. QUESTION:
    How much is a double dated liberty silver dollar worth?
    It's dated 1776-1976. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      The dollar that is a U.S. mint item with the dates 1776-1976 has Eisenhower on the obverse (front) and on the reverse (back) is the Liberty bell over the moon. The word liberty is around Ike's head but there is no statue or bust of her. There are 2 varieties as well as one with no mint mark and the other has a D. The D for Denver is above the 1976 date. The 2 varieties are on has thick letters in the legend United States and one has thin letters. Thick letters a little more scarce. The coin no matter which one you have is worth only a dollar in circulated grades. In mint state it is worth and more if in a very high mint state grade. The Ike dollar has not caught on as a collectible as of yet. The main reason is, there is no one date that is scarce or rare and a set can be put together in mint state for 0 or a little more. It will catch on sooner or later and even the circulated coins have a good chance to go up in value.

  23. QUESTION:
    How much is this coin worth?
    I've double checked, and it's an uncirculated 1972 Eisenhower Silver Dollar. The mint mark is 's', and I'm fairly sure it's a type 2. According to all the coin websites I've checked, it's the rarest of its kind.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, you've made a very common mistake. There are actually four different types of Ike dollars, and within two of those types, there are sub-types. The confusion could be lessened if all sources would use numbers for the Types 1 - 4, and Roman numerals for the sub-types.

      Type 1 business (for circulation) strike copper-nickel 'clad' coins from 1971- 1974 and 1977-78.

      Within this type, the 1972 coins made at Philadelphia only have three (very slightly) different reverses, and these are called Types I, II and III. The Type II is, in fact, pretty scarce. You do not have one.

      Type 2, which is what you do have, are the 40% silver business strike issues from San Francisco, 1971 - 1974, though they were not made to circulate.

      Type 3 is the business strike 1975-76 Bicentennial, all dated 1776-1976. There are variations to lettering on the reverse for Type I (1975) and Type II (1976). These were made at both Philadelphia and Denver.

      Type 4 is the 40% silver Bicentennial business strike made at San Francisco, again, made only for collectors.

      The coin you have is not scarce at all, and its value is pretty much tied to the fluctuating price of silver, unless you have one that's professionally certified at Mint State 67 or higher. Right now, there's about .50 in silver in it.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is a 1776-1976 silver half dollar worth in silver? ?
    I know that the price of silver is around an ounce. But how much is just one single half dollar worth in silver. I know they are only worth face value because they aren't rare. I have quite a few and am just interested in selling them for the price of silver.

    • ANSWER:
      Pre-1965 coins (i.e., coins with 90% silver) were made with about 0.723 oz. of silver per dollar face value, but are commonly traded at 0.715 oz. per dollar face value because of some physical wearing off of the silver. So, using per oz. as the current market price, x 0.715 x .50 = .65 per half dollar coin, or about .30 per dollar face value. Likewise, other pre-1965 coins (quarters and dimes) have the same value per dollar face value, so pre-1965 quarters would be worth about .83 and the dimes would be worth about .93.

      The government continued to make half-dollars with 40% silver from 1965-1969 - these coins would be worth about .29 based on their silver content. Coins made after 1969 have no silver content, so these are just worth face value. Hang onto all the silver coins, though - they're going to be worth a lot more in the next few years. Keep in mind that 5 silver half dollars could buy enough gas to fill up a tank in 1964, and still could today (.65 x 5 = .25). The dollar will depreciate a lot in just the next few years. Just wait at least that much more time before you cash them in - you'll get a lot more for your money. Hope that helps.

  25. QUESTION:
    How much is a dime from 1944, a quarter from 1776 and a penny from 1945 worth each?
    i found these coins laying around my house and was wondering how much they are worth
    sorry my mistake the quarter says 1776 - 1976 at bottom
    One more i forgot theres also a dollar in coin form (forgot what thats called) from 1972

    • ANSWER:
      If you found them lying around the house, they're not uncirculated with original mint luster. They're only going to be worth:

      1944 Mercury dime: The value of the silver, around .35, though a dealer would probably pay ten times face, or .00.

      1945 cent: Worth two cents in copper. Dealers are paying around three to four cents each when they can buy unsearched quantities of them.

      1976 Bicentennial 25 cents: Face value.

      1972 Eisenhower dollar: Should be looked at to determine if the back is Type I, II or III. A Type II might be worth a few dollars, the other two, maybe ten cents over face to a collector.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the value of a 1976 Canadian Olympic silver dollar?

    • ANSWER:
      Can you provide some more info? Is there a particular sport on it? What's the denomination, 5 or 10 dollar? Uncirculated or proof?

  27. QUESTION:
    I have a question about Eisenhower Dollars?
    I am getting a case of 00 worth of Eisenhower Dollar coins for Christmas. I am new to coin collecting. What specifically should I be looking for in these coins to see which ones are more rare/worthy than the rest? Any information you can give about these would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Condition is the most important thing, and most of them aren't worth more than maybe a small premium over face value if they are circulated. But you need to check all of the 1972 Philadelphia (no mint mark)to see if you have Type I, II or III. Type II is the scarcest and start at 0+ in uncirculated grades and + if circulated. Type III isn't worth nearly as much as Type II but is still better than a common. The other one to watch for is the 1976 P (no mint mark) Type I.

      Should any S mint coins be in there (not likely) they will be either proofs or business strikes. All 1971 S and 1972 S are 40% silver. 1973 S, 1974 S and 1976 S come in both 40% silver and clad versions. Of course, the silver coins are keepers. The 1976 S clad Type I Proof is a better date amongst the proofs.

      Here is a good explanation of the types:

      http://reviews.ebay.com/1972-Type-1-2-3-Eisenhower-Dollars_W0QQugidZ10000000002147718

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the most profitable way to sell silver coins?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are looking into selling silver or gold coins, the first step to consider is whether or not your coins have numismatic value. Coins with numismatic value are those that are worth more than their precious metal content. The value of rare coins is determined by four criteria:

      1. Rarity
      2. Quality
      3. Grade
      4. Popularity

      For these types of coins, I recommend working with a rare coin dealer as you don t want to sell them for their melt value.

      Other silver coins are commonly referred to as junk silver. These coins have no value beyond their silver content. In the United States, most silver coins minted before 1964 have a fair amount of silver content and have value based on this precious metal content.

      Here are a few examples of the most common junk silver coins.

      * (1942-1945) Silver War Nickel
      * (1916-1945) Mercury Dime
      * (1946-1964) Roosevelt Dime
      * (1932-1964) Washington Quarter
      * (1916-1947) Liberty Half Dollar
      * (1948-1963) Franklin Half Dollar
      * (1964) Kennedy Half Dollar
      * (1965-1970) Kennedy Half Dollar
      * (1878-1921) Morgan Dollar
      * (1921-1935) Peace Dollar
      * (1971-1976) Eisenhower Dollar
      * 1920-1967 Canadian Dime
      * 1920-1967 Canadian Quarter
      * 1920-1967 Canadian Half Dollar
      * 1935-1967 Canadian Dollar

      If you are still unsure, Arch Enterprises metal refiner offers free quotes on their website. All you have to do is fill out their form and describe your coins. Good Luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    Money collectors: Can someone tell me the worth of the following bills?
    1. Series 1935 F, minted in Washington, DC (signed by Robert B. Anderson-Secretary of Treasury) one dollar bill, silver certificate

    2. A two-dollar bill, Series 1976, minted in Washington, DC

    3. A twenty-dollar bill, Series of 1934 A, Federal Reserve Note, with Hawaii stamped on it. Minted in San Francisco.

    Or direct me a website that can tell me.

    • ANSWER:
      The series 1935F sells for in grade very fine and in Crisp Uncirculated. It is not a rare note and you have to remember the date on a note is not when it was printed, but either first authorized like the series 1935, or in your case there was a change in signatures for the 1935F. Your note was printed up to the early 1950's or late 1940's.
      The note was minted for the Bicentennial and is not rare it sells for actually the same as the above note or a little less.
      Now the 1934A Hawaii Emergency note is a different story. It was over printed with Hawaii for use there. The government was afraid The Japanese would take over Hawaii. Your note was over printed after the Dec. 7th bombing of Pearl Harbor. It sells for around 0 in grade fine and 5 in grade extra fine and 0 in crisp inoculated. The above values are a trends value that is an average of what a note would sell for on the retail market. That value is usually a little on the high side and dealers try to sell under it. They also pay much less like 40%-50% less. Hope this helps you out. One thing to remember, as time goes by your notes value only has one place to go and that is up. If you don't need the money hold onto them.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the value of my Kennedy coin?
    I have about 6 Kennedy coins with me. I figured there all worth there face value until i saw one that was different from the others. its got Kennedy face on it (duh) but below the face it says 1776-1976 and on the back it has independence hall on it and it says 200 years of freedom. is this a rare coin or I'm i just looking at some common thing?

    • ANSWER:
      The 1976 Kennedy Half Dollar commemorates the US bicentennial, and it was made during 1975 and 1976. It is very common and not worth all that much over face value unless it has an S mint mark which means it is a proof coin and may even have some silver, and it might be worth as much as US. Any Kennedy half dollar from 1964 until 1970 has silver as well. I hope that helps.

  31. QUESTION:
    where can i get a 2 dollar bill from?
    I've been seeing the 2 dollar bill for a long time but every time i ask my bank for it, they never have it. where else can i find it?

    • ANSWER:
      The United States two-dollar bill () is a current denomination of U.S. currency. Former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson is featured on the obverse of the note. The design on the obverse (excluding the elements of a Federal Reserve Note) is the oldest design of current U.S. currency, having been adopted in 1929.

      The reverse is the second oldest design, having been adopted in 1976. An engraved modified reproduction of the painting The Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull is featured on the reverse. Featuring John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, it is one of only two U.S. Currency notes that features two Presidents (the 00 features George Washington and James Madison). Two state quarters also feature multiple presidents: the Illinois State Quarter (George Washington and Abraham Lincoln) and the South Dakota State Quarter (Mount Rushmore, four total presidents).

      In spite of its relatively low value among the denominations of U.S. currency, the two-dollar bill is one of the most rarely seen in circulation and actual use. It is almost never given as change for commercial transactions, and thus consumers rarely have one on hand. Production of the note is quite low; under 1% of all notes currently produced are bills. This comparative scarcity in circulation has led to an overall lack of public awareness of the bill and has also inspired urban legends and folk beliefs concerning it.

      Throughout the bill's pre-1928 life as a large-sized note, it was issued as a United States Note, Silver Certificate, and Treasury or "Coin" Note. When U.S. currency was changed to its current size, the bill was issued only as a United States Note. After United States Notes were discontinued, the bill later began to be issued as a Federal Reserve Note. Two-dollar bills are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in green straps.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the value of these coins?
    I have 2 Eisenhower One Dollar coins. The date on the first one is 1972. On the back it has and Eagle on the Moon. The second one's date says 1776-1976. On the back it has the Liberty bell.

    Does anyone know the value of these coins?

    • ANSWER:
      The 1972 Eisenhower Dollar and 1976 bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar are both extremely common coins, struck in copper-nickel, with over 175 million minted in 1972 and 230 million minted in 1976. In the latter case, that's enough to give one to nearly every person in the US.

      Except in the case of a small subset of these coins that were struck in part-silver - which would usually be found in its original mint case - or a truly gem uncirculated coin, nearly all of these Eisenhower dollars are worth their face value: .

      The silver coins can be distinguished by a softer, lighter appearance on their surfaces, and by a small "S" mintmark that appears directly below President Eisenhower's bust, above the date. Those coins contain about - in silver metal at current (April 2008) metal prices.

      Any values higher than face value of for the copper-nickel coins, that don't have the "S" mintmark, are likely either because a) that's the retail price that a coin dealer might charge or b) it's a gem uncirculated coin, with mint brilliance, sharp details and few if any flaws. Often one finds those coins have been "slabbed" (encased in plastic) by one of the major coin certification services.

  33. QUESTION:
    Can you get more than a buck for 1976 silver dollars ?
    If so . where ? Is there a site that gives the average buying price for older silver dollars ? TY

    • ANSWER:
      Regular circulated 1976 Eisenhower dollars were not silver, and they still are worth not much more than face value. Sorry. Best place to check what these retail for is watching similar items on eBay. Dollar coins are a separate category, and you can do a search for a specific date.

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the correct value of a 1776 -1976 silver dollar?

    • ANSWER:
      You'll have to tell me the correct coin and the correct condition. There are silver and non-silver, regular strikes and proof strikes, and three different US Mint branches involved. Condition ranges go from poor to uncirculated, with 11 steps of uncirculated grade.

  35. QUESTION:
    Which kinds of dollar and half dollar coins are worth more than face value?
    Also, if I find one worth more than face value, where can I take it to get it's present worth?
    Ha. Funny you say take them to a bank, because I work at a bank and that is why I want to know. :-) I got 2 half dollars today from 1967 and the edges looked silver. I also got some coins from 1971 and 1976.

    • ANSWER:
      half dollars today from 1967 is silver and is worth about .00 in a high grade,

      coins 1971 is .00
      coins 1976 is .00
      There are coins from 1971-1976 made in silver they are worth .00

      Very cool that you work in a bank keep an eye out for high grade or error coins.

  36. QUESTION:
    what is the value of a 1976 silver penny, 1909 half dollar, nickle, dime, and quarter?
    the 1976 silver is a D, the half dollar is a standing liberty. There is also a 1897 V penny and a defected 1984 (i think, the date isn't apparent, it looks like it was a 4). I would like to know the value of these. If anyone knows.

    • ANSWER:
      You may want to take a look at the half-dollar again. The Walking Liberty design wasn't issued until 1917.

      The cent is almost certainly plated by someone after it left the mint, and would be worth one cent. You can verify this by weighing it. If it weighs about 3.1 grams, there is a regular cent under there.

      The nickel, if it's worn to the point that the portrait is basically an outline with a few major details, would bring a couple of dollars at most if you sold it to a dealer. If it's got obvious wear, buy all the major things are there, it might bring .50. If it just has a little wear on the high spots, around .

      For the 1984, I'd need to see pictures of it to tell what's going on.

  37. QUESTION:
    Is my quarter U S dollar silver or reg metal?
    Before 1963 or 1965 i am not sure, all u.s coins were silver,I have a quarte dollar 1965 is it silver?

    • ANSWER:
      Up to and including 1964 the dime up to the half was 90% silver. From 1965 to 1970 only the 1/2 dollar had silve and it was a 40% silver clad coin. After 1970 all regular circulation strike dimes through dollars were clad using copper-nickel. The mints did strike special silver clad coins in 1976 for sale to collectors, they also struck some silver clad Ike dollars for collectors. They are 40% silver. The mint has also struck silver proof sets as well as the silver proof sets with the state quarters in silver also. Silver coinage after 1970 was a order it from the mint item or by at a coin dealer. All sold well above their silver value.

  38. QUESTION:
    How much are these coins worth?
    I have
    3 Bicentennial dollar coins (1776-1976)
    1 Bicentennial 50 cent piece (1776-1976)
    2 Indian cents ( one-1902, one 1907)
    1- 1917 Lincoln Head cent
    1- 1937 D Lincoln Head cent
    1- 1936 cent
    1- 1939 cent
    1- 1946 S cent
    1- 1953 cent
    1- 1958 cent
    Can you please help so that I don't get ripped off? I don't know if they are worth anything but face value.

    • ANSWER:
      The 4 bicentennial coins are typically worth just a bit over face value unless they are proof and/or contain silver which would have an S mint mark below the portrait. If they have the S mint mark, they might be worth US to US each. The two Indian head cents would be worth US to US each if heavily worn. If you can read the full LIBERTY on the headband, they might be worth over US. The Lincoln cents with the dates you have listed are typically worth a nickel or less even in decent shape though the 1917 might be worth a bit more. The link is just an FYI. I hope all that helps.

  39. QUESTION:
    How much is my coin worth?
    I have a U.S. Liberty coin made of real silver. On the Bottom the year says 1776-1976. How do I know how valuable it is? How much money is it worth? I calculated it being 234 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      Please. Stop and think for a moment. It has the date '1976'. That makes it 34 years old.

      Now, as to what others have said. It's true that the coins made for circulation have no silver in them. But silver coins were made for collectors. They were sold in 3-piece Bicentennial sets, along with 40% silver quarters and half dollars. Sets were made in both business strike and proof, and the Eisenhower are Type I only. All came from the San Francisco mint and have the S below Eisenhower's bust, just above the '9'.

      However, the US Mint also made clad (non-silver) S-mint coins in their regular 6-piece Mint and Proof sets, and the dollars did come in Type I and Type II.

      So you might have a silver coin. If there is no mint mark or a D mint mark, you have a clad coin and it might be worth more than face value if it has little or no wear.

      If there is an S, it may or may not be silver. The silver coin contains .35 worth of silver as of today, and it's worth more than that only if professionally certified in high grade (which costs more to have done than the difference in value). You would probably get between and if you went to sell it.

      The difference between silver and non-silver is fairly easy to tell by the naked eye, but if you can't, find a good scale and any Eisenhower clad dollar from any date with no mintmark or a D mintmark. The silver coin will weigh close to 10% more, about 24 grams, to about 22 grams for the clad coin.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do I figure out which (if any) of these "Canadian Dollars" is silver?
    I have quite a lot of these. 4 are really shiny and in plastic protective cases.

    The tarnished one feels rather heavy and is tarnished looking.

    The other two don't feel as heavy (maybe like an American quarter or something) or seem as big as the others.

    Here is a picture of the front and back of them:

    http://postimage.org/image/h4cppgdop/

    http://postimage.org/image/5pg8ku1c9/

    Any ideas? I basically want to put them up on Ebay if they're worth anything...want to get rid of them and in-person coin shops lie a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      Five of them contain silver, two do not. The 1970 and 1971 are nickel. The 1971 to the far left is 50% silver. It has .375 Troy ounces of pure silver with a current 'melt' value of .40, but that number fluctuates constantly. The other four, 1976 and 1977 commemoratives, each have the same silver content as the 1971. So you have roughly in silver. You could expect to get within 10% of that in either direction on eBay as a final bid if sold together as a lot. Then figure on 12% in fees.

      Selling them individually on eBay is not worth it, in my opinion. Weigh the low end figure of net selling the lot on eBay against a dealer offer for the five with silver. Most US dealers don't know that much about non-US silver. It's not that they're lying, they're just ignorant and guess low. For it to be worth it for the time and effort of reselling or sending off to be scrapped, I think a dealer with knowledge would offer about per coin, maybe a little more. They need to make a profit.

  41. QUESTION:
    how much do you think a Ike silver dollar is worth if made in 1971-1979?
    they are worth 1 dollar how much will you pay for them(remeber they were made in 1971-1979)

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, it depends on the date, exactly what variety it is, and the condition that it is in. There were a number of these that were made for circulation out of 40% silver from 1971 to 1976 which are very hard to come by in excellent condition. They are fairly common in worn or banged up condition and worth face value or a bit more based on silver content. You can tell the silver ones because they have only a small copper strip on the edge (less copper content overall) as opposed to the non-silver ones which have a 100% copper center layer.

      Most all of these coins are hard to find in Mint State condition and will cost you more than you want if you try to buy them at a show (upwards of + depending on the date, the exact grade, and the grading company). Those which grade lower but are uncirculated may still cost you or more.

      The circulated ones are basically worth , unless they happen to be the couple of varieties which command a premium due to being rare - namely 1972 type 2, and type 3 or 1976 type 1. Dealers will want a premium to buy circulated ones, perhaps .25 to .50 each and will offer little more than face value if they buy them at all.

      They are fun to collect though, because they are the last of the big heavy dollars produced in the USA. When a person had one in their pocket they always felt like they had more than a dollar!!

      Hope that helps.

  42. QUESTION:
    who wants to buy the oldest silver dollar?
    it has cooper , and made in 1776-1976 , and says words that i dont know............. ( E PLURIBUS UNUM )

    • ANSWER:
      What you have is a US Eisenhower dollar made in 1976 to commemorate the US bicentennial, and there should be a Liberty bell in front of the moon on the reverse. Most of them are worth just a bit over face value. The only ones with silver have an S mint mark, and then not all of the S's though the silver and proof ones are worth a few bucks. By the way, "E pluribus unum" is Latin, and it means "out of many, one." I hope that helps.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there any value to silver dollars circulated 1971-1976? What about Hummel Collector Plates 1950-1960's?

    • ANSWER:
      A) Circulated silver dollars will be priced by the price of silver that prevails, but no less than one dollar.
      B) Go on line Yahoo/Search and enter Hummell . You will receive many on-line answers to that inquiry

  44. QUESTION:
    How much are American Silver Dollars worth??
    How much are american silver dollars worth dated

    1978
    1776.1976?
    1971
    1974

    • ANSWER:
      Unless the coins you listed have an "S" mint mark they are composed of copper-nickel. There is no silver in them. If these were samples pulled out of circulation then they are not worth much more than face value. You might get .00 retail and a dealer would probably only give you face value. But because of their size they make great conversation starters.

      Good luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    Are these regular silver dollars?
    They are named on their web site like this "1976 Cased Nickel $ (Voyageur)" & they go from 1970 to 76 for a great price of 3 dollars and change each. Are they the regular silver dollars that I need for my collection?

    • ANSWER:
      Canadian dollars made of nickel were made from 1968 through 1986. Some people put a set of them together and it is called a nickel dollar collection. Some just had the Voyageur design (1968,69,75 & 76) the other were commemoratives. Manitoba Centennial one was 1970, british Columbia was 1971. PEI was 1973, Winnipeg 1974, 1977-1981 had a Voyageur reverse but it was modified, 1982 Constitution, 1984 Cartier & a Voyageur so 2 for that date and then 1984-1986 back to a Voyageur design. It is a nice set to have and the price is right, but make sure the are in uncirculated grades. They will be the ones that go up in value.

  46. QUESTION:
    I have a gold liberty coin that comes on a set of 3 different conies 1776-1976 it has a head of man?
    one dollar, half and quarter on the back on the dollar it has the bell, on the back of the half it has independence hall and on theback of the quarter kind of guy with drum. how much do you think its worth, again it has 1776-1976 on it

    • ANSWER:
      These coins aren't gold. What you probably have is regular-issue coins that some private company had plated with a tiny amount of real gold, but literally, only pennies worth, and then sold to collectors for an enormous profit.

      There was a lot of this back in 1975 and 1976, when these Bicentennial coins came out. They were regular issue Eisenhower dollars, Kennedy half dollars and Washington quarters with special back designs for the two years only.

      If they were the 40% silver coins that were plated with gold, the set is worth almost just in the silver, but if they are the regular clad coins, which is most likely what they are, a collector might pat a dollar or two more than the face value of .75.

  47. QUESTION:
    What does the ''DRW'' stand for on the 1776-1976 Eisenhower one dollar coin?

    • ANSWER:
      It's the monogram of the designer, Dennis R. Williams.

      Also, remember that circulation issues of this coin are copper-nickel, not silver, so they're only worth face value. Special collectors' coins were struck in 40% silver and sold separately in sealed packages. They sell for to .

  48. QUESTION:
    how much is a 1972 and a 1976 half dollar worth?
    ok ,so i have 1972 and a 1976 half dollar and i was thinking about selling them...i want to know how much they are both worth though...the 1976 has 1776.1976 on it and has a building on the back of it...the 1972 one has, i think, an eagle on the back of it...both are in fairly well condition...thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I hate to inform you of this, but they are probably worth about .25. $.75 for the 1976 one and $.50 for the 1972 one. It is just that so many were printed and if they are not in great condition (like mint state 63 or better) they are pretty much worth what they say they are worth. Neither are silver, and have very little collectable value. However, if you hold onto them for another 50 years or so, they might be worth a little more, say - . I am telling you this truthfully, they are neat coins and you would do better just to hold onto them.

      Sorry, but I hope you found this information helpful.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is a copper quarter worth anything?
    I'm pretty sure I just got a copper quarter for change from the airport. It's year is 1981. How much could it be worth? How do I clean it to make sure it's not just rusted without damaging it or reducing the value?

    • ANSWER:
      A copper quarter is worth ...slightly less than 25 cents. After the bicentennial coins in 1976, quarters, half dollars and dollar coins were made of 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel composition for general circulation. Somebody worked quite diligently to remove the silver color for reasons that only he/she knows. Your quarter is the same as every other coin of it's type, except yours has been purposely defaced. It may look neat, but it is not valuable.

  50. QUESTION:
    value of a roosevelt siliver dollar coin?
    1971, 1978, 1976 roosevelt silver dollar value

    • ANSWER:
      You must mean an Eisenhower dollar and unless you have one in a brown box or blue envelope (40% silver) they are not made of silver. Circulated examples are just worth a . That is the coin has wear or marks. If in mint state they are worth only a few dollars. Main problem with this dollar is few people collect them.


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