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"The silver dollars are his mark."
―Airto Sanchez

The Silver Dollar Coins are pieces of evidence in L.A. Noire, they are featured in the "Reefer Madness" case.


Silver dollars coins were a form of currency in the United States, contrast to the one dollar bill, first issued in the late 18th century and eventually were removed from circulation. Victor Sanders, a prominent figure in organized crime, occupied the abandoned Masangkay Metal Foundry, where silver dollar coins were previously manufactured. Sanders used the factory as a base of operations for his criminal activities, such as his reefer distribution ring. He handed out silver dollar coins to his Mexican immigrant lackeys as a mark of being in his employment.

Events of L.A. Noire

Detectives Cole Phelps and Roy Earle investigated the reefer ring, during which they found silver dollar coins on Juan Garcia Cruz, Sergio Rojas, Airto Sanchez, Jorge Garcia Cruz and Ernesto Juarez, all were connected to the reefer ring. The coins had mint stamps of three letters on each of the coins. With the assistance of Ray Pinker, Phelps discovered that in the correct order, the coins spelled out "Masangkay Metals". This provided a lead to factory and led to the eventual arrest of Sanders.

Case Appearance



  • They are based on the real life Morgan Silver Dollars minted in the United States from 1878 to 1904 and again briefly in 1921.
  • Collecting all the silver dollar coins and completing the inspection puzzle earns the player the Spare a Dime achievement/trophy.

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