Peace Silver Dollars: An Overview Of The Series

Peace silver dollars are one of the most popular, desirable, and highly collected series of US Coins, but it is a coin that needed a variety of factors to converge to allow it to be minted.

From 1905 until 1921, the US Mint did not mint any silver dollars. Production of the Morgan silver dollar had been suspended in 1904. Demand for silver dollars was low, and no further production was required.

The combination of a piece of legislation called the Pittman Act and the desire to commemorate world peace with a coin after WWI ended set the stage for Peace Silver Dollars to be minted starting in 1921.

The Pittman act was designed as a way for Congress to provide a subsidy to the mining industry. It called for 3500,000,000 existing Morgan dollars to be melted for bullion, and for Congress to purchase a like amount of silver from the silver mines at $1 an ounce to use to produce NEW silver dollars. Since a silver dollar contains .77 ounces of silver, the remaining 23 cents on each purchase was the mining subsidy.

In 1921 Morgan Dollar production resumed at all 3 mints, with a total of 86 million coins produced.

1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS XF40
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS XF40
$103.78
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1921 1 High Relief Peace Silver Dollar PCGS MS63 Key Date
1921 1 High Relief Peace Silver Dollar PCGS MS63 Key Date
$393.00 (21 Bids)
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1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar Fine Circulated Coin A2133
1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar Fine Circulated Coin A2133
$50.00 (13 Bids)
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At the same time, noted medal designer Anthony DeFrancisci was working on the design for the coin to commemorate world peace. This is the design that would be used to produce Peace Silver Dollars.

It differed from the Morgan design in several ways. First, it had Liberty facing left on the obverse. Until then all depictions of Liberty on US coins had her facing right. She also has a crown of rays that had never been used before. This is one of the things that makes Peace Silver Dollars unique and desirable.

On the reverse the Eagle is standing on a mound with wings folded. This is another notable difference. Until then the eagle on all US coins was depicted with wings outstretched or flying. The mound contained the word PEACE, & has rays extending out from it, giving the Peace Silver Dollars their name.

The third major difference was the relief of the coin. Being a medal designer, DeFrancisci designed the Peace  Silver Dollars with the high relief of a medal. This had never been tried with a US coin before and makes the design unique.

Production of Peace Silver Dollars began with the 1921 Peace Silver Dollars was halted after 1928, due to the requirements of the Pittman Act being met.  Peace Silver Dollars made a brief reappearance in 1934 and 1935, and then production was ceased. Plans were made to renew the series in 1964, but  the 1964 Peace Silver Dollars that were minted were melted and never released to the public. This makes Peace Silver Dollars the last TRUE silver dollars to be minted in the US.  Production strikes of Eisenhower, Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea, and Presidential dollars are all clad coins with no silver content.

10 Ten Peace Silver Dollars US Coin lot Circulated 23
10 Ten Peace Silver Dollars US Coin lot Circulated 23
$190.00
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1927 Peace Dollar PCGS AU53
1927 Peace Dollar PCGS AU53
$44.66
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1922 Peace Dollar PCGS Genuine Cleaning UNC Details
1922 Peace Dollar PCGS Genuine Cleaning UNC Details
$26.00
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Lot of 3 Peace Silver Dollars 90 Silver 1 1922 1 1922 S 1 1922 D
Lot of 3 Peace Silver Dollars 90 Silver 1 1922 1 1922 S 1 1922 D
$55.00 (17 Bids)
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1935S Silver Peace Dollar NGC MS63
1935S Silver Peace Dollar NGC MS63
$495.00 (2 Bids)
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS XF40
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS XF40
$103.78
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1922 Peace Dollar PCGS MS65 CAC Blast White Gorgeous Luster looks MS66 PQ 14D
1922 Peace Dollar PCGS MS65 CAC Blast White Gorgeous Luster looks MS66 PQ 14D
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1 1926 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR ICG MS 64 VERY ATTRACTIVE COIN
1 1926 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR ICG MS 64 VERY ATTRACTIVE COIN
$95.00
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1926 D 1 Silver Peace Dollar ANACS Graded MS 64
1926 D 1 Silver Peace Dollar ANACS Graded MS 64
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1925 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS65
1925 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS65
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1922 1 Peace Dollar
1922 1 Peace Dollar
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1924 P Peace Dollar SUPERB Silver Coin  No Reserve
1924 P Peace Dollar SUPERB Silver Coin No Reserve
$10.50 (3 Bids)
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1934 D PEACE DOLLAR SILVER COIN
1934 D PEACE DOLLAR SILVER COIN
$18.50 (5 Bids)
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1923 Peace Silver Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated BU
1923 Peace Silver Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated BU
$33.75
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1922 1926 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR VERY GOOD EXTRA FINE 90 COIN
1922 1926 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR VERY GOOD EXTRA FINE 90 COIN
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1925 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver
1925 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver
$22.99
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1926 S Peace Dollar With VG F Details But Damaged
1926 S Peace Dollar With VG F Details But Damaged
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Lot of 5 Silver Peace Dollars a243
Lot of 5 Silver Peace Dollars a243
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1925 P UNC Peace Dollar Silver Coin  SUPERB  RARE  NO RESERVE
1925 P UNC Peace Dollar Silver Coin SUPERB RARE NO RESERVE
$44.99
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1926 S Liberty Peace Silver Dollar US Coin 3823
1926 S Liberty Peace Silver Dollar US Coin 3823
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Collecting The 1924 Silver Dollar| 1924 Peace Dollar

The 1924 Peace Dollar

1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 2608 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 2608 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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1924 Peace Dollar Silver Raw 90  Silver
1924 Peace Dollar Silver Raw 90 Silver
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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Pair of Peace Silver Dollars 2 1935 1924 San Francisco  661
Pair of Peace Silver Dollars 2 1935 1924 San Francisco 661
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 2619 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 2619 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
$0.99
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1924 Peace Silver Dollar Coin Lot 2091933
1924 Peace Silver Dollar Coin Lot 2091933
$1.00
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1924 Peace Silver Dollar Coin Lot 2089695
1924 Peace Silver Dollar Coin Lot 2089695
$1.00
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1924 PEACE DOLLAR BETTER DATE  Lot 47
1924 PEACE DOLLAR BETTER DATE Lot 47
$1.00
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1924 P PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 3193  HI GRADEGENUINE US MINTRARE
1924 P PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 3193 HI GRADEGENUINE US MINTRARE
$1.25 (2 Bids)
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1924 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 2995 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE HIGH GRADE
1924 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 2995 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE HIGH GRADE
$1.25 (2 Bids)
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1924 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR PCGS MS 63 OPENS  99C
1924 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR PCGS MS 63 OPENS 99C
$1.25 (2 Bids)
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1924 P Peace Dollar Silver Actual coin shown
1924 P Peace Dollar Silver Actual coin shown
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1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 2612 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 2612 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
$2.25 (2 Bids)
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1924 1 Peace Silver Dollar BU NO RESERVE AUCTION
1924 1 Peace Silver Dollar BU NO RESERVE AUCTION
$2.25 (2 Bids)
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1924 Peace Silver Dollar Satin look appears UNC ungraded See Pics 001 Start
1924 Peace Silver Dollar Satin look appears UNC ungraded See Pics 001 Start
$0.01 (1 Bid)
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1924 S 1 Peace Silver Dollar Coin Name Your Price
1924 S 1 Peace Silver Dollar Coin Name Your Price
$0.01 (1 Bid)
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1924 Peace Dollar AU+ BU Condition 35FR 2
1924 Peace Dollar AU+ BU Condition 35FR 2
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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1924 S Peace Dollar AU Condition Cleaned 75SA
1924 S Peace Dollar AU Condition Cleaned 75SA
$0.99
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1924 Silver Peace Dollar PE23210
1924 Silver Peace Dollar PE23210
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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1924 S Peace Silver Dollar
1924 S Peace Silver Dollar
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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1924 Peace Silver Dollar 1
1924 Peace Silver Dollar 1
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Collecting The 1922 Peace Silver Dollar| 1922 Silver Dollar:Highest Mintage Of The Series

After the 1921 year, the high relief design of the Peace Dollar was discontinued & the coin enjoyed its highest combined mintage, with a combined mintage of 84,275,000 coins.  Of these coins, 15,063,000 have the D mint mark & 17,475,000 have the S mint mark.  The previous year there were no coins minted at the branch mints. The mint marks are located on the reverse under the Eagle's tail feathers.

1922 P Peace 90 Silver Dollar Ships Free Buy 3 get xtra Silver Coin NR
1922 P Peace 90 Silver Dollar Ships Free Buy 3 get xtra Silver Coin NR
$0.01 (1 Bid)
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1922 No Mark Peace Silver Dollar Coin 6 099 starting bid
1922 No Mark Peace Silver Dollar Coin 6 099 starting bid
$0.99
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1922 No Mark Peace Silver Dollar Coin 7 099 starting bid
$0.99
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1922 No Mark Peace Silver Dollar Coin 8 099 starting bid
$0.99
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1922 No Mark Peace Silver Dollar Coin 9 099 starting bid
1922 No Mark Peace Silver Dollar Coin 9 099 starting bid
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1922 No Mark Peace Silver Dollar Coin 10 099 starting bid
1922 No Mark Peace Silver Dollar Coin 10 099 starting bid
$0.99
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1922 S Peace Silver Dollar Coin 11 099 starting bid
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar Coin 11 099 starting bid
$0.99
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1922 S Peace Silver Dollar Coin 16 099 starting bid
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar Coin 16 099 starting bid
$0.99
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1922 S Peace Silver Dollar Coin 17 099 starting bid
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar Coin 17 099 starting bid
$0.99
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1922 Peace Dollar 1 90 Silver Coin FREE SHIPPING SKU 399649
1922 Peace Dollar 1 90 Silver Coin FREE SHIPPING SKU 399649
$0.99
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18861892o1922 Morgans  Peace silver Dollars set cull conditionFREE SHIP
18861892o1922 Morgans Peace silver Dollars set cull conditionFREE SHIP
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1922 S Peace Dollar Silver Actual coin shown
1922 S Peace Dollar Silver Actual coin shown
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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1922 P Peace Dollar
1922 P Peace Dollar
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1922 PCGS MS 63 OPENS AT 99C FREE SHIPPING
PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1922 PCGS MS 63 OPENS AT 99C FREE SHIPPING
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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1922 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 2434 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1922 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 2434 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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Pair of Peace Silver Dollars 2 1922 1922 San Francisco+Philadelphia  650
Pair of Peace Silver Dollars 2 1922 1922 San Francisco+Philadelphia 650
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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Pair of Peace Silver Dollars 2 1922 1922 Philadelphia  653
Pair of Peace Silver Dollars 2 1922 1922 Philadelphia 653
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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Pair of Peace Silver Dollars 2 1922 1922 Philadelphia  654
Pair of Peace Silver Dollars 2 1922 1922 Philadelphia 654
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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Pair of Peace Silver Dollars 2 1922 1922 San Francisco  658
Pair of Peace Silver Dollars 2 1922 1922 San Francisco 658
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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1922 Peace Dollar Silver Raw 90  Silver 001
1922 Peace Dollar Silver Raw 90 Silver 001
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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Collecting The 1921 Peace Silver Dollar| 1921 Silver Dollar Coin

The Peace Silver Dollar is the last TRUE silver dollar to be minted by the United States Mint.  The Eisenhower & Susan B Anthony dollars are clad coins that contain no silver & the American Silver Eagle is a bullion coin not meant for general circulation.

The design was by Anthony DeFrancisci, who made his name as a designer of medals, &  features an obverse depiction of LIBERTY markedly different from those used in the past.  She faces left, rather then right as on the Morgan Dollar & Barber type coins, with a crown of rays on her head.  The Reverse depicts an Eagle at rest on a mound with thew word PEACE on it & rays extending out from the mound.  Mint marks for the Denver & San Francisco mints appear on the reverse under the Eagle's tail feathers.

The mint had re-intoduced the Morgan Dollar at the beginning of 1921, at the time, no Morgan Dollars had been minted since 1904.  The provisions of the Pittman Act called for up to 350,000,000 existing Morgan Dollars to be melted for bullion, & for these coins to be replaced by new coins minted from silver purchased by the Federal Government from US silver mines at a fixed price of $1 an ounce.  After minting nearly 86,000,000 Morgan Dollars at all 3 mints, the 1st 1921 Peace Dollars were minted at the Philadelphia mint.  1921 was the only year that Peace Dollars were not minted at at least 1 other branch mint.

The 1921 Peace Silver Dollars were minted in high relief, reminiscent of the medals Anthony DeFrancisci was known to design.  When it was learned that the high relief made the coins difficult to stack, newer low relief dies were created for subsequent years. 1921 was the only year the coin was minted in high relief.  1,006,473 1921 Peace Dollars were minted & it is one of the key Dates of the Peace Dollar series.

Like its Morgan counterpart, the Peace dollar measure 38.1 mm across &  is 90% silver with each coin containing  .7734 ounces of pure silver.

While all 3 mint marks of 1921 Morgan Silver Dollars are common, the 1921 Peace Dollar is much rarer & much more valuable.  While the value of the average 1921 Morgan Dollar ranges between $12-$18 apiece, the Value of the 1921 Peace Dollar is much higher.  They range between $100-$170 in circulated condition & $270 & up to $1000 or more in MS60 or above.

1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS XF40
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS XF40
$103.78
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20 Mixed Cull 1921 Morgan  Peace Silver Dollars Free Priority Mail Shipping
20 Mixed Cull 1921 Morgan Peace Silver Dollars Free Priority Mail Shipping
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1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar Fine Circulated Coin A2133
1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar Fine Circulated Coin A2133
$50.00 (13 Bids)
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1921 1 High Relief Peace Silver Dollar PCGS MS63 Key Date
1921 1 High Relief Peace Silver Dollar PCGS MS63 Key Date
$393.00 (21 Bids)
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1921 PEACE DOLLAR GRADE VF NO RESERVE INV 1429
1921 PEACE DOLLAR GRADE VF NO RESERVE INV 1429
$57.55 (19 Bids)
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Peace Silver Dollar From 1921 1935
Peace Silver Dollar From 1921 1935
$39.99
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1921 Peace dollar AUTHENTIC RARE COINTONEDPERFECT RIM
1921 Peace dollar AUTHENTIC RARE COINTONEDPERFECT RIM
$114.19 (16 Bids)
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Silver Peace Dollars AU Random Year 1921 1935
Silver Peace Dollars AU Random Year 1921 1935
$24.41
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1921 1935 Silver Peace Dollars Cull Random Year
1921 1935 Silver Peace Dollars Cull Random Year
$21.21
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1921 Peace Dollar PCGS MS62 Certified  Graded 1 Silver
1921 Peace Dollar PCGS MS62 Certified Graded 1 Silver
$212.50 (16 Bids)
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief BU++ Key Date  Free Shipping
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief BU++ Key Date Free Shipping
$127.50 (6 Bids)
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1921 Silver Peace Dollar High Relief NGC AU50
1921 Silver Peace Dollar High Relief NGC AU50
$129.00
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1921 HARD KEY PEACE PCGS MS64 W RARE AUTHENTIC TONING  WAGONWHEEL LUSTRE
1921 HARD KEY PEACE PCGS MS64 W RARE AUTHENTIC TONING WAGONWHEEL LUSTRE
$775.00
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1921 Peace Dollar 1584
1921 Peace Dollar 1584
$88.00
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 1921 STRONG STRIKE BU+ PEACE Dollar KEY DATE Nice LUSTER  EYE Appeal
1921 STRONG STRIKE BU+ PEACE Dollar KEY DATE Nice LUSTER EYE Appeal
$427.75
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1921 Silver Peace Dollar Key Date J39
1921 Silver Peace Dollar Key Date J39
$66.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 29m
DANSCO Peace Dollars 1921 to 1935 Album 7175
DANSCO Peace Dollars 1921 to 1935 Album 7175
$22.09
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1921 High Relief Peace Silver Dollar CHBU Brilliant Uncirculated Condition 1
1921 High Relief Peace Silver Dollar CHBU Brilliant Uncirculated Condition 1
$295.00
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1921 Peace Dollar  High Relief  PCGS AU55
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS AU55
$199.00
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1921 Peace Dollar  MS64 PCGS
1921 Peace Dollar MS64 PCGS
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