Value of Old Silver Dollar Coins

Silver dollars are extremely popular with collectors.  They are large, heavy, and impressive coins to hold in your hand.  The US doesn’t make any coin nearly as impactful or cherished as the old silver dollars that used to be a part of everyday life many decades ago.  Our guide covers silver dollar coins issued by The United States from 1794 up until 1935.  We have information and value data for one dollar coins worth anywhere from $15 to $10,000,000, and just about every price point in between.  You will learn how the condition (aka grade) of a coin greatly affects its value and desirability.  You will also learn how mintmarks and other small variations can make two seemingly similar coins be worth vastly different amounts.

If you are looking to sell silver dollars then it will be important to determine if you have a desirable collector coin or if most of the value is based in the coin’s bullion value derived from its silver content.  As a quick tip, most Morgan and Peace dollars from 1878 and newer will be worth just a small premium over their silver value.  However, never make the mistake of selling a dollar coin from 1877 or older just for silver.  Those types of coins always have a collector value.

Flowing Hair Dollar (1794-1795) Image

Flowing Hair Dollar (1794-1795)

Draped Bust Dollar (1795-1804) Image

Draped Bust Dollar (1795-1804)

Morgan Dollars (1878-1921) Image

Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)

Peace Dollars (1921-1935) Image

Peace Dollars (1921-1935)