1783 was the year of the new, independent history of the United States. And once freedom and independence-then it is necessary to comply. Along with the president and the Constitution, the country needed other symbols of statehood. Including its own currency.
And now-it happened. Spanish coins of 8 reals, which were in circulation in the United States, are replaced by their own dollar. The first minting took place at the Philadelphia Mint in 1794.
Well, like, 'minting' - a metal stamp at that time was a primitive device, the surface of the cliche of which could mint a fairly limited number of coins. It was simply erased, the accuracy of the alignment was shifted, and each subsequent image was worse than the previous one. Therefore, the high quality, which is so valued by numismatists, went to several, the very first coins.