The trade dollar weighs about 27.216 grams and is about 1.5 inches in diameter. It has a reeded edge like on most coins such as the quarter and dime. The trade dollar was used for international trade amongst various different countries hence the name “trade dollar”.
Once the bill is confirmed, there is speculation about what coins the mint will actually produce. They could strike proof and uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollars at Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. In addition, there may be marks added to commemorate the New Orleans and Carson City Mints where coins are no longer minted. The Peace Dollar is also apart of this bill and there is a high relief coin expected to be minted out of Philadelphia.
If you didn't already know, 2020 will be the last year of the reverse design of the American Silver Eagle and American Gold Eagle. Both are memorable designs and have been in use since the coins' inception in 1986. Legendary designer, John Mercanti became one of the most popular coin designers/engravers due to his work being featured on the back of all silver eagles for 30+ years.
The Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar or Pilgrim half dollar was a commemorative fifty-cent coin struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint in 1920 & 1921 to mark the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims in North America. It was designed by Cyrus E. Dallin.
In 1920, the United States Bureau of the Mint struck a commemorative silver coin that celebrated the 100th anniversary of Maine joining the Union and officially becoming a state. Fast-forward 100 years, we are now celebrating the 200th anniversary of Maine joining the union and the 100th anniversary of the release of this special half dollar coin.