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.
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.
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.
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.
Silver dollar fish are herbivores and feed on plants when in the wild, but silver dollar fish in captivity can be fed fish food, raw leafy greens, cooked vegetables or algae tablets. Pet silver dollar fish should be fed a few times each day.
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.
As of 2014, an uncirculated 1971 S Eisenhower silver dollar carries a value of $14, with proofs valued at about $15. The dollar has a 40 percent silver content for a total of 0.31 ounce pure silver and a melt value of just more than $6.