Coinyoshi's Blog

29 Jul 2021

Dollar coins in 900 words: part two

| Coinyoshi

The traditional silver dollar came back after the Bland-Allison act. The new dollar was to be designed by a student of William M. Wyon in London. His name is George T Morgan, and the dollar he designed is one of the most popular in the coin collecting community. Most of you probably know what it looks like, and if you don’t look it up. I think I got one from completing the dollar project last year. Anyway, it was minted between the years 1878 and 1921 and the people liked it more than the trade dollar, so it became the new official dollar coin. An interesting fact about the Morgan dollar is that if you have an uncirculated one, it has a reflective surface so the metal reflects a small amount of light.

The peace dollar, minted between 1921 and 1935, was a coin commemorating peace after World War I. It was the first dollar coin to not have congressional sanction, instead under the terms of the Pitman act. On the obverse there is lady liberty as well as the words liberty and in God we trust. On the reverse is an eagle, the mint mark (if present) and the words United States of America, e pluribus unum, one dollar. It is the first dollar coin to be struck in the three current mints: Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco
The Eisenhower dollar is the first dollar coin to have a real person on it. From 1971 to 1978, the Eisenhower dollar was minted to honor both Dwight D Eisenhower and the first landing on the moon. As you may know, the president himself is on the adverse with an eagle and the moon on the reverse. To celebrate America’s Bicentennial, a new reverse was minted only in 1976. It had the Liberty Bell and the moon on it. In 1977 and 1978, the design went back to the original.
The Anthony Dollar was minted for four years; 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1999. When I saw one, I thought it was a quarter because of its size. The reverse is the same as the Eisenhower, and the obverse has Anthony on it. The Sacajawea dollar, minted from 2000 to 2008, exemplifies the spirit of liberty, freedom, and peace that the young Native American woman Sacajawea had shown in assisting the Lewis and Clark expedition. The obverse is Sacajawea herself and the reverse is an eagle.
The native American dollar also features Sacajawea, but has different reverses honoring Native American cultures. The president dollar coins have former presidents on the obverse and their achievements on the reverse. If you want to know about one dollar bullion coins, please read my modern silver coins in 450 words blog because I don’t feel like putting it here.
Anyways, I hope you liked it it will read more 450 words in the future.
Bibliography:A guide book of United States coins by R.S Yeoman et. al. 71st edition



Level 6

Nice blog. Thanks! ; )


Level 5

Thanks for posting a informative blog. Does the word count have something to do with the YN dollars you receive?

Long Beard

Level 5

In order for the dollar coin to circulate the one dollar Federal note would have to be eliminated.


Level 6

Good blog. What's the deal with 450 words?


Level 6

Yeah... What's up with 450 words?


Level 7

Some fill in. Mr. Wyon comes from a family of sculptors and die sinkers. His father was involved greatly with Conder Tokens. So the circle of life continues. !! Thanks for the blog!! Enjoyed it!!


Level 5

Nice blog. Very good information and always something to learn.

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