Silver coin collecting has grown in popularity over the past several years. This is because silver coins are typically more affordable than gold coins, for the simple reason that silver is not as expensive as gold. This is not the case across the board, of course, as different coins will have different values based on many different factors. But when broken down to metal content versus metal content, gold coins will be more expensive. And this is just fine for silver coin collectors.
For coin collectors interested in the long haul, this can be very beneficial. This means they can acquire coins at reasonable prices and then sit on them and wait for years. In some cases, the coins will appreciate in value due to the price of silver rising (as it typically will) or due to the increased interest or rarity of the coin. Either way, the coin was acquired for a low price and can then be turned around for a sizable profit. The more silver coins you acquire in this manner, the more money you can make. Here are just a few acquirable or rare silver coins below.
Morgan Silver Dollars–The Morgan Silver Dollar series of coins is possibly the most popular silver coin series of all time. They are listed as being minted from around 1878 to about 1921, but that is not technically true. While that is the time period for those coins to be minted, there was a significant stoppage in minting from 1905 to 1920, leaving only 1878 to 1904, and then 1921 as the only years of Morgan Silver Dollar minting. The 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar coin is one of the most popular and valuable coins in the entire world, and it has thus earned the nickname King of the Morgan Dollars. It is one of the rarest coins in the world.
Susan B. Anthony Dollars–These Susan B. Anthony Silver Dollars were minted from 1979 to 1981, before being minted again in 1999. This leaves only a few years as periods of minting, which is very short. These coins actually feature Susan B. Anthony on the obverse side of the coin, with an eagle and an olive branch on the reverse side. These coins come with a little bit of history as well. They were the first coins to feature an actual woman (other coins featured women who were fictitious characters) on a coin which was circulated in the United States.
The Eisenhower Dollars–The Eisenhower Silver Dollar is the coin many people see in their minds when they picture silver dollars. They have long been the face of the silver dollar series of coin. These coins are significant because they were the only silver dollar which remained in circulation for a significant amount of time. More than just a collector’s item, these silver dollars were exchanged as a means of currency for several years. This is how they came to be the symbolic face of the silver dollar series. They were the only silver dollar to even attempt to maintain a certain amount of permanence in the marketplace. The Eisenhower Silver Dollars were minted between 1971 and 1978, and while they will not fit in most vending machines any longer, they are still an accepted form of currency in most outlets today. The reverse side of the coin displays the insignia of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, while the obverse side of this popular coin, as you might expect, features the stoic Dwight D. Eisenhower. They are not incredibly valuable now, but they figure to only appreciate in value as they get further away from their days of circulation.