Denver Gold and Silver
5475 Leetsdale Dr Suite 210
Denver, Colorado 80246
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United States Dollars
Dollars Flowing Hair (All are rare) 1794-1795 $500.00-$2,500.00
Dollars Draped Bust, Small Eagle Reverse (All are rare) 1795-1798
Dollars Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse (All are rare) 1798-1803
Dollars (All are rare) 1836-1839 $3,000.00-$5,000.00
Dollars (Rare dates: 1851, 1852, 1854, 1855, 1858, 1870-S, 1871-CC,
1872-CC, 1873-CC; Scarce dates: 1848, 1850, 1861, 1862, 1872-S)
1840-1873 $75.00-$250.00 $650.00-$2,500.00
Dollars (Rare dates: 1885-CC, 1889-CC, 1893-S, 1894, 1895, 1895-S,
1903-O; Scarce dates: Any "CC" mint coin, 1893, 1893-O,
1895-O) 1878-1921 $15.00-$30.00 $30.00-$50.00
Peace Dollars (Rare date: 1928; Scarce date: 1921) 1921-1935 $15.00-$25.00
Dollars (No rare dates) 1971-1978 Face Value $1.25-$2.50
Susan B. Anthony Dollars (No rare dates) 1979-1999 Face Value
Bust Dollars 1804 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse (Extremely
rare; Many modern copies exist) 1804 $500,000-$500,000 $1,000,000-$1,000,000
Trade Dollars (Rare dates: 1878-1885; Scarce dates: 1873-CC, 1875,
1877-CC, 1878-CC) 1873-1885 $50.00-$125.00 $300.00-$1,000.00
Sacagawea Dollars (No rare dates) 2000-Present Face Value Face
The United States dollar (sign: $; code:
USD) is the unit of currency of the United States. The U.S. dollar
is normally abbreviated as the dollar sign, $, or as USD or US$
to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies and from
others that use the $ symbol. It is divided into 100 cents (200
half-cents prior to 1857).
The U.S. dollar is the currency most used in international transactions.
Several countries use it as their official currency, and in many
others it is the de facto currency.
The U.S. dollar bill uses the decimal system, consisting of 100
equal cents (symbol ¢). In another division, there are 1,000 mills
or ten dimes to a dollar, or 4 quarters to a dollar. However, only
cents are in everyday use as divisions of the dollar; "dime"
is used solely as the name of the coin with the value of 10¢, while
"eagle" and "mill" are largely unknown to the
general public, though mills are sometimes used in matters of tax
levies and gasoline prices. When currently issued in circulating
form, denominations equal to or less than a dollar are emitted as
U.S. coins while denominations equal to or greater than a dollar
are emitted as Federal Reserve notes (with the exception of gold,
silver and platinum coins valued up to $100 as legal tender, but
worth far more as bullion). Both one-dollar coins and notes are
produced today, although the note form is significantly more common.
In the past, "paper money" was occasionally issued in
denominations less than a dollar (fractional currency) and gold
coins were issued for circulation up to the value of $20 (known
as the "double eagle," discontinued in the 1930s). The
term eagle was used in the Coinage Act of 1792 for the denomination
of ten dollars, and subsequently was used in naming gold coins.
In 1854, James Guthrie, then Secretary of the Treasury, proposed
creating $100, $50 and $25 gold coins, which were referred to as
a "Union," "Half Union," and "Quarter Union,"
thus implying a denomination of 1 Union = $100.
Today, USD notes are made from cotton fiber paper, unlike most common
paper, which is made of wood fiber.
U.S. coins are produced by the United States Mint. U.S. dollar banknotes
are printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and, since
1914, have been issued by the Federal Reserve. The "large-sized
notes" issued before 1928 measured 7.42 inches (188 mm) by
3.125 inches (79.4 mm); small-sized notes, introduced that year,
measure 6.14 inches (156 mm) by 2.61 inches (66 mm) by 0.0043 inches
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