1804 SILVER DOLLAR
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Pictures and info on the 1804 silver dollar.
In 1804 the United States Mint
produced 19,750 silver dollars which normally would not make an 1804 silver
dollar that special, except for the fact that the United States Mint used the
dies from the 1803 silver dollar and thus all 1804 silver dollars were dated
1803 and not a single one dated 1804 existed.....until.....
In 1834 the U.S. Department of State ordered sets of
coins to be minted to present as gifts to Asian rulers in exchange for trade
States Mint obliged and one coin to be included in the set was a silver dollar
and since the last silver dollar minted was dated 1803 they decided to give this
one an 1804 date.
first of the 1804 silver dollars were given to the King of Siam and the Sultan
of Muscat, originally eight were minted and these eight are known as the Class I
Between 1858 and
1860 Theodore Eckfeldt, a United States Mint employee, illegal minted himself a
few extra 1804 silver dollars which he sold off, these are known as the Class II
and Class III types.
Class II type, of which there is only one known specimen has plain edges while
the Class I and Class III types have lettered edges.
The Class III type, of which 6 exist, can be
distinguished from the Class I type by a pit on the reverse.
If you're looking to add one to your collection we wish
you luck, the last one that sold went for over $4,000,000.00 USD.
The 1804 Silver Dollar
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