What is an 1892 silver dollar worth


What coins and banknotes are there









The most common are 1 cent (penny), 5 cents (nickel), 10 cents (dime) and 25 cents (quarter) coins.

There are also 50 cents (half dollars) and since 2000 there are also 1 dollar coins, but these are rarer

are to be found. More about the coins see below ...


The following banknotes are commonly used for payment: $ 1, $ 2, $ 5, $ 10, $ 20, $ 50 and $ 100.

By 1969 there were even $ 500, $ 1,000, $ 5,000, and $ 10,000 bills that were still valid

are. There are even $ 100,000 bills, but they are not in circulation.


If you want to see the coins and notes in the picture, you can find them on Wikipedia! * click *


The famous silver dollar


Actually means Morgan dollars



The "Morgan Dollar" is a famous silver coin from the USA, which was minted from 1878 to 1904 and once in 1921. The fact that the Morgan dollar even exists is thanks to some silver mine owners. Despite a veto by US President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878, they succeeded in getting the US Treasury Department to buy silver for at least two million dollars a month and process it into coins.


The 26.73g heavy Morgan dollar consists of 90% pure silver (24.05g) and 10% copper. It is therefore not magnetic. There are forgeries that can be recognized by deviating weight and magnetism. It owes its name to its designer George T. Morgan (1845-1925).


The obverse shows the head of Lady Liberty, which is surrounded by 13 stars (the original 13 US states), the year and the motto "E Pluribus Unum" (Latin: from many one).


On the back is the heraldic animal of the USA, a bald eagle with an olive branch and a bundle of arrows in its claws. The image is supplemented by the words "United States of America", "In God we trust" and the value of one dollar. If the coin was minted in San Francisco (S), New Orleans (O), Denver (D) or Carson City (CC - very rarely), the coin mark can be found under the laurel wreath. If there is no letter on the coin, it comes from Philadelphia.


A total of approximately 656.5 million Morgan dollars were made in 96 different combinations of year and stamps. Most of these have been melted down over the years.

  • In Philadelphia and San Francisco, the Morgan dollar was minted in all 28 years of publication.

  • It was first minted in New Orleans in 1879 and the last time in 1904, so the first and last year of publication are missing here.

  • In Carson City it was minted only from 1878 to 1885 and again from 1889 to 1893. This brings it to 13 years of publication.

  • What is missing is Denver, where the Morgan dollar was minted only in 1921. In total there are 96 different Morgan Dollars!

There is another special feature: in 1878, shortly after the start of the embossing, the feathers of the eagle were reduced from 8 to 7!


The rarities include the years 1879 "CC", 1884 "S", 1889 "CC", 1892 "S", 1893, and 1895. The exact number of Morgan dollars and Peace dollars for each year can be found at the end this page (click). Very interesting...


And what does the Morgan dollar look like now? Just like that:




The tradition of the one-dollar silver coins goes back to the year 1794. The first silver dollar was the Flowing Hair Silver Dollar, on which Miss Liberty is depicted with flowing hair. This coin was minted from 1794 to 1795. Today it is very rare and therefore valuable. In 2013 such a coin was auctioned for 10 million dollars, the highest amount ever paid for a coin.


From 1795 to 1885, Draped Bust Dollars, Gobrecht Dollars, Seated Liberty Dollars, and Trade Dollars were minted. After the above-mentioned Morgan Dollar, there was still the Peace Dollar until 1935, which was the last actual one-dollar coin in circulation.


Even today there are still silver dollars. The American Silver Eagle is one of the investment coins and has been launched since 1986 until today. It is the largest and heaviest silver coin in the United States and was the first pure silver coin in the United States when it appeared.


All silver dollars again in the overview:

  • Flowing Hair Dollar (1794-1795)

  • Draped Bust Dollar (1795-1803)

  • Gobrecht Dollar (1836–1839)

  • Seated Liberty Dollar (1840-1873)

  • Trade Dollar (1873-1885)

  • Morgan Dollar (1878-1904, 1921)

  • Peace Dollar (1921-1935)

  • American Silver Eagle (1986-present)

The Peace Dollar ...


















... was - as mentioned above - the last actual one-dollar coin in circulation and was minted as the immediate successor to the Morgan dollar from 1921 to 1928 and from 1934 to 1935. Its coin properties are absolutely identical to its predecessor, it is also 38.1 mm in diameter, 26.73 g in weight, 90% pure silver and 10% copper.


A total of around 190.5 million peace dollars were minted in the 10 years of issue - in Philadelphia (without coins) approx. 111.2 million, in Denver (D) 27 million and in San Francisco (S) approx. 52.3 million peace dollars (each rounded).


Only in Philadelphia was the Peace Dollar minted in all years of publication, in San Francisco only from 1922 and in Denver in 1922, 1923, 1926, 1927 and 1934. There are 24 combinations of year and coin.


The exact number of pieces of the Peace Dollar and the Morgan Dollar of the individual years can be found at the end of this page (click).


We can also show the Peace Dollar:



The trade dollar ...
























... was - you could say - the predecessor of the Morgan Dollar.

The trade dollar was minted from 1873 to 1885. It was a pure trade coin that was used specifically for trading in the Asian region. At 27.22 grams, it is slightly heavier than the normal silver dollar, which is due to a higher silver content. He was minted in Philadelphia, Carson City and San Francisco.

On the front you can see the seated Lady Liberty, who is holding an olive branch in her right hand and a cloth with the inscription: LIBERTY on the left. On the edge there are thirteen stars symbolizing the 13 founding states, and the year is at the bottom.

On the back an eagle can be seen holding three arrows in the left claw and an olive branch on the right. Above is a curly banner: E PLURIBUS UNUM, above it UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Under the eagle is the inscription: 420 GRAINS. 900 FINE. and below the denomination: TRADE DOLLAR.


A total of around 36 million trade dollars were minted in the 13 issue years, although only a few trade dollars were issued in proof in recent years. There were higher numbers of pieces only from 1873 to 1878.


You can find the exact embossing numbers of the Trade Dollar of the individual years at the end of this page (click).


We can also show the trade dollar - but: no original coin. That would go beyond our budget, because the trade dollar is being traded incredibly high. But there are hundreds of thousands of partly perfect copies, even in real silver - you can get them very cheaply. And to get an idea of ​​what a trade dollar looks like, a copy is also sufficient:



The half dollar



















The "half dollar" has a value of 50 cents or half a US dollar. However, the coin is rarely found in daily payment transactions. Due to the low demand, only a small edition has been produced for collectors since 2001.


The half dollar was minted for the first time in 1794, until today it has been produced without interruption, but with eight different motifs. Until 1947 the Lady Liberty was depicted on the front and a heraldic eagle on the reverse.


There are the following types of Half Dollar:

  • Flowing Hair Half Dollar (1794-1795)

  • Draped Bust Half Dollar (1796-1807)

  • Capped Bust Half Dollar (1807-1839)

  • Seated Liberty Half Dollar (1839-1891)

  • Barber Half Dollar (1892-1915)

  • Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916-1947)

  • Franklin Half Dollar (1948-1963)

  • Kennedy Half Dollar (since 1964)


Here are some half dollars to look at again:



The "Seated Liberty Half Dollar" shows the seated Lady Liberty on the front:




The "Walking Liberty Half Dollar" shows - as the name suggests - a walking Lady Liberty:




The "Franklin Half" shows Benjamin Franklin on the front and the Liberty Bell on the back.




The "Kennedy Half" on the front John F. Kennedy and on the back the seal of the US President. In 1976, for the bicentenary of American independence, the Independence Hall was shown on the back as a special coin.


     The half dollar weighs 11.34 grams, is 30.61 millimeters in diameter and 2.15 millimeters thick.    

The quarter









The quarter dollar, usually called a quarter, has a value of 25 cents. The first quarters were minted as early as 1796. The portrait of George Washington has been shown on the front since 1932. An eagle could be seen on the back until 1998. Since 1999 there have been special series that are very popular with collectors. A changing motif is used on the back of these series.


From 1999 to 2008, five so-called “State Quarters” were published every year, showing each of the 50 states. In 2009 the series was completed with a coin for the District of Columbia and the five suburbs.



The "America the beautiful Quarters" have been published since 2010. These show places of national importance or national parks. For this reason they are colloquially called National Park Quarters.


Interestingly, there will be four motifs that have already been used on the State Quarters. The Grand Canyon N.P. for Arizona, the Yosemite N.P. for California, the White Mountains for New Hampshire and Mount Rushmore for South Dakota are also used in the America the beautiful Quarters, but the motif is changed for this series.


In this series, too, all states and the five outer areas should be taken into account, so that it will take until 2021 before all planned America the beautiful Quarters have been published and the series is completed.


The quarter weighs 5.67 grams and has a diameter of 24.26 millimeters and a thickness of 1.75 millimeters.