The Susan B. Anthony silver dollar coin has a diameter of 26.49 millimeters, or 1.043 inches. Golden dollar coins, such as the Native American and the Presidential dollar coins, have the same measurements as the silver dollar coin.
The U.S. Mint has produced silver dollar coins featuring Dwight D. Eisenhower, Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea. The Eisenhower silver dollar was produced from 1971 to 1978 and was succeeded by the Susan B. Anthony silver dollar from 1979 to 1981, with a re-release in 1999.
Silver dollars can be sold at auctions, coin shows and conventions, or through private arrangements between collectors. Dealers in precious metals also buy silver coins of any type for their raw metal value.
Values of U.S. silver dollars vary greatly, from about $20 for 1920s and 1930s coins to more than $60,000 for a 1794 bust silver dollar as of 2014. The U.S. Mint circulated four types of silver dollars intermittently from 1794 to 1935.
Online resources like CoinStudy and the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation provide current values of United States silver dollars that date back a range of years. Along with silver prices, gold, platinum and palladium bids are listed, as well as other rare coin values.
Whitman Publishing releases annual updates of "A Guidebook of Unted States Coins," commonly referred to as "The Red Book," and collectors consider this book the authoritative resource on the value of U.S. silver dollar coins. A list of other books important to coin collectors is available at Silvera
A silver dollar weighs 26.73 grams. This weight is for the silver Morgan dollar coin that is currently available as of 2014; the combination of silver and copper makes up the weight of the coin.
Many things affect the price of a silver dollar, including its age, rarity and condition. Silver dollars are not priced solely on the current silver bullion price.
Visit a website such as Coinflation.com or CoinStudy to gain an approximate value of an old silver coin as a collectible and in melt value for the silver. For example, a Morgan silver dollar has $12.85 of silver when melted down, as of 2015.
A silver dollar fish needs a suitably large, clean tank and a mainly vegetarian diet. Because silver dollars are natural schooling fish, it is best to keep three or four of them together. They are peaceful fish that can safely be kept with larger fish of other species.