Please Just Spend Them

You can collect them, but they are generally not worth more than face value.

There are a few modern day coins that are slightly different than the coins that are most widely circulated. There’s a lot of misinformation (clickbait) on the internet leading people to believe these ordinary coins have more than face value.  Here are some of the coins that may look different, but are no big deal. 


United States Bicentennial Quarters

United States Bicentennial Coinage, is worth a quarter (it’s not from 1776). It is not silver.

Bicentennial Quarter

 


United States Presidential dollar coins

Presidential dollar coins are just worth a dollar. From 2007 to 2011, presidential $1 coins were minted for circulation in large numbers, resulting in a large stockpile of unused $1 coins. It is not special and it is not made of gold.

Presidential dollar coin

 


United States Eisenhower Dollar

Eisenhower Dollars, generally are worth one dollar. However, the US Mint did make some special silver collector’s issues. If you look on the side of the coin and it has a copper/clad band, it is worth a dollar. If it has no copper band, then you may have a silver one. 

Eisenhower Dollars dollars failed to circulate to any degree, except in and around Nevada casinos, where they took the place of privately issued tokens. They are not rare.

Eisenhower dollar

 


United States Susan B. Anthony dollar

The Susan B. Anthony dollar is a United States dollar coin minted from 1979 to 1981 (and again in 1999), when production was suspended due to poor public acceptance. Intended as a replacement for the cumbersome Eisenhower dollar.

Susan B. Anthony

 


United States Sacagawea dollar

The Sacagawea dollar is just a dollar. The coin was introduced as a replacement for the Susan B. Anthony dollar. These dollars also are very unpopular.

Sacagawea

 


United States two-dollar bill

This modern two dollar bill is printed in fairly low production numbers due to lack of demand. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing does still produce them. They are common enough to be used as currency. Some people believe they are lucky, especially in South America.

two-dollar bill