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 1 Peace Dollar
1921 1 Peace Dollar
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1921 Peace Dollar high relief nice coin 1
1921 Peace Dollar high relief nice coin 1
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20 Mixed Cull 1921 Morgan  Peace Silver Dollars Free Priority Mail Shipping
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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.

1923 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS63
1923 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS63
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RANDOM DATE 1922 1935 Peace Silver Dollar 1 Coin VG XF Grades SKU28606
RANDOM DATE 1922 1935 Peace Silver Dollar 1 Coin VG XF Grades SKU28606
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SALE 1923 1 Silver Peace Dollar PCGS MS63
SALE 1923 1 Silver Peace Dollar PCGS MS63
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1926 D Peace Dollar S1 NGC MS62
1926 D Peace Dollar S1 NGC MS62
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1922 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS63
1922 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS63
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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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1922 P Toned Peace Silver Dollar ItemM1118
1922 P Toned Peace Silver Dollar ItemM1118
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1923 Silver Peace Dollar MS64 PCGS Blue Label
1923 Silver Peace Dollar MS64 PCGS Blue Label
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A Lot of 5 Circulated 1 Silver Peace Dollars
A Lot of 5 Circulated 1 Silver Peace Dollars
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1927 D PEACE SILVER DOLLAR SCARCE DATE FREE SHIPPING
1927 D PEACE SILVER DOLLAR SCARCE DATE FREE SHIPPING
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1922 1 Silver Peace Dollar NGC MS64
1922 1 Silver Peace Dollar NGC MS64
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1922 S 1 Peace Silver Dollar 62300
1922 S 1 Peace Silver Dollar 62300
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1921 1 Peace Dollar
1921 1 Peace Dollar
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PEACE DOLLAR US 90 Silver 1 Coin VG XF
PEACE DOLLAR US 90 Silver 1 Coin VG XF
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1935 MS 63 Peace Dollar Semi Key Date
1935 MS 63 Peace Dollar Semi Key Date
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1922 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 NGC Brilliant Uncirculated
1922 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 NGC Brilliant Uncirculated
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1923 S 1 Peace Dollar PCGS MS63
1923 S 1 Peace Dollar PCGS MS63
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BU 1922 Peace Silver Dollar Uncirculated Philadelphia Mint Dollar 9417
BU 1922 Peace Silver Dollar Uncirculated Philadelphia Mint Dollar 9417
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Silver Peace Dollar VG+ Lot of 5
Silver Peace Dollar VG+ Lot of 5
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Peace Dollar 1 One Liberty Coin 90 Silver 1923 1924 Collection of 88 Total
Peace Dollar 1 One Liberty Coin 90 Silver 1923 1924 Collection of 88 Total
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Collecting The 1924 Silver Dollar| 1924 Peace Dollar

The 1924 Peace Dollar

Early Better 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 091
Early Better 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 091
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1924 1 Peace Dollar Circulated AU Slider 90 silver No Reserve 0917172
1924 1 Peace Dollar Circulated AU Slider 90 silver No Reserve 0917172
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1924 1 Peace Dollar Circulated AU+ 90 silver No Reserve 0917168
1924 1 Peace Dollar Circulated AU+ 90 silver No Reserve 0917168
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 194
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 194
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 193
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 193
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Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
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1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 9010 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 9010 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
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1924 S BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 9006 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1924 S BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 9006 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
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1924 1 Peace Dollar 90 Silver Coin B235
1924 1 Peace Dollar 90 Silver Coin B235
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1924 S PEACE SILVER DOLLAR AU UNC Lot 424
1924 S PEACE SILVER DOLLAR AU UNC Lot 424
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1924 S PEACE SILVER DOLLAR XF SEMI KEY Lot 149
1924 S PEACE SILVER DOLLAR XF SEMI KEY Lot 149
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1924 Peace Dollar Lot 5H
1924 Peace Dollar Lot 5H
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2 1924 Peace Dollars Lot 7H
2 1924 Peace Dollars Lot 7H
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2 1924 Peace Dollars Lot 31H
2 1924 Peace Dollars Lot 31H
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1924  1926 Peace Dollars Lot 41H
1924 1926 Peace Dollars Lot 41H
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2 1924 Peace Dollars Lot 48H
2 1924 Peace Dollars Lot 48H
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1924 S Peace Dollar Lot 14T
1924 S Peace Dollar Lot 14T
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1924 PEACE DOLLAR BETTER DATE  Lot 156
1924 PEACE DOLLAR BETTER DATE Lot 156
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1922 1922 D 1924 S PEACE DOLLARS Lot 328
1922 1922 D 1924 S PEACE DOLLARS Lot 328
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1922 1923 1924 PEACE DOLLARS Lot 326
1922 1923 1924 PEACE DOLLARS Lot 326
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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.

Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 208
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 208
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Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 902
Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 902
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Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 901
Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 901
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Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 900
Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 900
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1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 111
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 111
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 801
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 801
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 818
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 818
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Early Better 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 102
Early Better 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 102
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 808
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 808
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 811
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 811
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 795
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 795
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Early Better 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 095
Early Better 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 095
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 817
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 817
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 812
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 812
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 806
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 806
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Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 207
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 207
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Early Better 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 087
Early Better 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 087
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1922 Silver Peace Dollar MS63 NGC
1922 Silver Peace Dollar MS63 NGC
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1922 Silver Peace Dollar MS 63 NGC
1922 Silver Peace Dollar MS 63 NGC
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20 US Silver Peace Dollars 1 Coins Culls 1922 2425s26p34d35p L767
20 US Silver Peace Dollars 1 Coins Culls 1922 2425s26p34d35p L767
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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.

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1921 1 Peace Dollar
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1921 Peace Dollar high relief nice coin 1
1921 Peace Dollar high relief nice coin 1
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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 Peace Dollar PCGS Genuine Damage XF Detail High Relief
1921 Peace Dollar PCGS Genuine Damage XF Detail High Relief
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1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 UNCIRCULATED DETAILS FIRST YEAR KEY DATE FREE S H
1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 UNCIRCULATED DETAILS FIRST YEAR KEY DATE FREE S H
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1921 Peace Silver Dollar VF Very Fine P58
1921 Peace Silver Dollar VF Very Fine P58
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS AU58
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS AU58
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1921 1 High Relief Peace Silver Dollar Problem Free XF
1921 1 High Relief Peace Silver Dollar Problem Free XF
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1 1921 Peace Silver Dollar VF XF Details  AvenueCoin
1 1921 Peace Silver Dollar VF XF Details AvenueCoin
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1921 Peace silver dollar AU
1921 Peace silver dollar AU
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1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR UNCIRCULATED
1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR UNCIRCULATED
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1921 PEACE DOLLAR VERY NICE COIN KEY DATE
1921 PEACE DOLLAR VERY NICE COIN KEY DATE
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1921 1 PCGS MS 64 Key Date High Relief Peace Dollar
1921 1 PCGS MS 64 Key Date High Relief Peace Dollar
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1921 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar key date
1921 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar key date
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Uncirculated 1921 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
Uncirculated 1921 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
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1921 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver No Reserve  Free Shipping
1921 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver No Reserve Free Shipping
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1921 1 Peace Dollar 99 No Reserve
1921 1 Peace Dollar 99 No Reserve
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1921 P PEACE SILVER DOLLARHIGH RELIEFEXCELLENT
1921 P PEACE SILVER DOLLARHIGH RELIEFEXCELLENT
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1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR MIN BID 01  NO RESERVE
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR MIN BID 01 NO RESERVE
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief AU 55 NGC
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief AU 55 NGC
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