Collecting dollar coins is a fun hobby. There are many different types of dollar coins and new issues come out each year. But where can you get them? Below we'll go over the different options for where to find dollar coins.
Types of Dollar Coins
The US Mint has issued different dollar coins over the years. They have issued silver dollars, gold dollars, and clad dollar coins.
Silver and gold dollar coins have long been out of circulation. These coins are now valued for their precious metals content as well as their numismatic value.
The current dollar coins in circulation are either the Sacagawea dollars, presidential dollars, or American Innovation dollars.
Where to Get Dollar Coins
There are several different options. Read about them below:
Any retail bank will have at least a few dollar coins on hand, typically a mix of modern and old dollar coins. You will just need to ask what they have. Dollar coins are used less frequently so banks are not likely to have entire rolls of these coins on hand. If you want rolls of modern dollar coins then you can request to have the bank order them for you in advance.
A coin shop is one place that will be sure to have dollar coins. Most coin shops will have silver dollars and gold dollars. Typically they will have more silver dollars than any other dollar-denominated coin.
Coin shops specialize in valuable numismatic coins so they may not carry many of the modern dollar coins which are not as valuable.
A lot of vending machines give back change in dollar coins. You don't even need to buy anything from the vending machine. All you need to do is insert a dollar bill, then press the change button or refund button to receive a dollar coin. The dollar coin you receive will be a modern coin.
There are may online retailers that sell dollar coins. eBay has a wide selection of coins for sale and it's a great place to look for older dollar coins. Amazon is another good option as they have both old and new dollar coins for sale.
If you are looking for new uncirculated dollar coins then the best way to get them is by ordering directly from the US Mint. The US Mint sells them for a premium in uncirculated rolls. Uncirculated dollar coins have numismatic value so they will sell for a premium over their face value.
A roll of 25 coins costs around $35. A bag of 100 costs around $118. Lastly a box of 250 costs around $290.