Kennedy Half-Dollars and dollar coins are produced as collectibles, not for everyday transactions. However, they may be still used as legal tender. The coin's golden color does not come from gold, but a special mixture of copper, zinc, manganese, and nickel.
In the 1970s, Americans had good excuses not to use the dollar coin.. Furthermore, because Susan B. Anthony dollars and quarters also are made with reeded .
From 1794 to 1935, the United States issued dollar coins in silver.. are highly valued by collectors as a reminder of the proud history of American currency.. be traded at equivalent value to the 8-real, its lesser quality made it less valuable.