Silver dollars, minted from 90 percent silver and released into circulation, were last made in 1935. These were "Peace" dollars, depicting the head of Liberty on the front and an eagle on the back.
After a long hiatus from their manufacture, Congress authorized the minting of silver dollars in 1964. Some were struck at the Denver Mint, but they were never released and were melted down. Eisenhower dollars were struck at the San Francisco Mint, dated 1971 to 1978, with 80 percent silver content. They were intended for collectors' sets and not circulation. Since 1986, the U.S. Mint has produced 1-ounce silver rounds, with a face value of $1 and a coin-like Walking Liberty design. These are sold based on silver bullion pricing and are not for circulation.Learn More
The U.S. Mint never made "pure" silver coins because 99.9 percent silver is too soft to use in circulation. Dimes, quarters and half dollars were minted with 90 percent silver content through 1964.Full Answer >
As of 2014, a 1924 Peace silver dollar minted in Philadelphia is no more rare than the average Peace silver dollar, while those minted in San Francisco are considerably more rare than most Peace silver dollars. A mint condition 1924 silver dollar is more rare than one in poorer condition.Full Answer >
According to CoinStudy, a 1902 Morgan silver dollar is rare. Coins in mint and near-mint condition are considered particularly rare by collectors. The top-condition 1902 Morgan silver dollars are valued at between $41.41 and $278, depending on their mint mark, as of 2014.Full Answer >
A 1922 silver dollar can be worth between $28 and $63, depending on the condition of the coin and whether or not the coin has been circulated.Full Answer >