Not popular with the general population despite various efforts by The U.S. Mint since 1971 to push in circulation. Much of the maligned backlash has been because of the size of the Dollar. The Sacagawea/Presidential and Susan B. Anthony Dollars are about the same size as the George Washington Quarter. The 1971-1978 Eisenhower Dollar’s were initially popular by obtaining them through the banks but eventually failed to properly circulate. Usually a customer would use an Eisenhower on one transaction then it would be put away out of circulation.
Before the Eisenhower Dollar’s the last Dollar to be minted was the 1935 Peace Dollar. The Peace Dollar was minted in 1921-1928 and 1934-1935. The Morgan Dollar was minted from 1878-1904 and then again in 1921. The Morgan and Peace Dollars contain 90% silver which equates to .7735 oz of silver.
The American Silver Eagle is in a category all on its own. Released in 1986, this beautiful coin is the world’s only 1 oz Silver bullion coin with weight, content and purity guaranteed by the government of the United States.
- Morgan Dollar 1878 – 1921 (90%) .7735 oz of silver
- Peace Dollar 1921 – 1935 (90%) .7735 oz of silver
- Ike Dollar 1971-1976 (40%) .3162 oz of silver
- American Silver Eagle 1986 – 2016 .999 oz of silver