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1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
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1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
The 1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar came into being as a result of politics. In 1834, Andrew Jackson’s administration wanted to give sets of United States coinage to visiting foreign dignitaries. The problem was that silver dollars hadn’t been minted for 30 years. The administration’s solution: press eight silver dollars for the occasion and stamp them with the year 1804, making them the only dollar coins to ever bear that year. Today, each of these rarities is worth more than $1,000,000.