The United States Mint has been producing dollar coins since its inception over 225 years ago. During that time it has minted billions of dollars.
Although coins have been collected for millennia, the actual word, “numismatics,” is thought to have originated from the French word "numismatiques," which translates to "of coins."
Coin collecting is something man has done since the Lydians invented currency back around 640 BC. This is not just about hoarding money for its own benefit.
The fabled Morgan silver dollar is a very dangerous coin. It is one of the most treasured and admired coins ever minted in the US. Aficionados and dedicated coin collecting groups all over the world seek them out.