Pinehurst Coin Exchange, Inc., offers a wide variety of $1 face value coins ranging from Morgan silver dollars to Sacagawea dollars. Congress authorized the silver dollar on April 2nd, 1792. The dollar originated as a substitute for an older coin, the gold “florin”. The first silver coin was the “thaler”. It was created in 1518 and circulated in Europe for hundreds of years. It became so popular, many other nations minted coins with names derived from “thaler”. Flash forward to today, and the dollar is a largely popular denomination for many beautiful coins