The ANS’s Greatest Coins: The 1804 Silver Dollar

The ANS’s Greatest Coins series examines coins in the American Numismatic Society’s collection, carefully selected for their historical fame. The King of American Coins. The United States Silver Dollar of 1804. There are rarer coins, but there are none that challenge the fame, tradition, and glory given to the 1804 silver dollar. In 1941 B. Max Mehl called it “The King of American Coins,” and it still commands that numismatic throne.