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The 1804 U.S. Dollar
1830s

"The King of American Coins"
Like most 1804 dollars, this silver coin was actually minted in the mid-1830s, when the U.S. State Department decided that a few coins with the unusual date 1804 might make excellent gifts to certain Asian potentates. This particular coin was part of a set presented to Rama III, the King of Siam, who had just signed a treaty of commerce with the United States.

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In 1804, the U.S. Mint struck only 1803 silver dollars
Nicknamed "the King of American Coins"

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· The 1804 U.S. Dollar
· "Virtual" exhibitions based on the NMAH National Numismatic Collections

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