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
1921 peace dollar
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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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Genuine Scarce Date 1921 Peace Silver Dollar  First Year of Issue  AU Details
Genuine Scarce Date 1921 Peace Silver Dollar First Year of Issue AU Details
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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.

Lot of 4 Silver Dollars 1921 D 1921 S Morgan Dollars 1923 S Peace Dollar at 10
Lot of 4 Silver Dollars 1921 D 1921 S Morgan Dollars 1923 S Peace Dollar at 10
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS AU58
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS AU58
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1923 Silver Peace Dollars 6 Silver Peace Dollars
1923 Silver Peace Dollars 6 Silver Peace Dollars
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1922 Silver Peace Dollar 3 Three 1922 Silver Peace Dollars
1922 Silver Peace Dollar 3 Three 1922 Silver Peace Dollars
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1923 Silver Peace Dollar Binion Collection MS 64
1923 Silver Peace Dollar Binion Collection MS 64
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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 1 PCGS CERTIFIED MS 65 MINT STATE 529
1925 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1 PCGS CERTIFIED MS 65 MINT STATE 529
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Lot of 4 Peace Silver Dollars 1922 D 1923 D 1923 S 1934 D Circulated jl 1
Lot of 4 Peace Silver Dollars 1922 D 1923 D 1923 S 1934 D Circulated jl 1
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Silver Morgan and Peace Dollar Polished Cull Lot of 5
Silver Morgan and Peace Dollar Polished Cull Lot of 5
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1921 United States Peace silver dollar 65452
1921 United States Peace silver dollar 65452
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1923 S Peace Dollar MS63 PCGS Mint State 63
1923 S Peace Dollar MS63 PCGS Mint State 63
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1922 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS64
1922 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS64
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Lightly Toned 1926 D Peace Silver Dollar ANACS Graded MS64 Accurately Graded Gem
Lightly Toned 1926 D Peace Silver Dollar ANACS Graded MS64 Accurately Graded Gem
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Uncirculated Binion Silver Hoard Collection Type Set 1923 Peace Dollar NGC
Uncirculated Binion Silver Hoard Collection Type Set 1923 Peace Dollar NGC
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1934 D Silver Peace Dollar NGC AU 53 RADIANCE
1934 D Silver Peace Dollar NGC AU 53 RADIANCE
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS64
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS64
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1922 Peace Dollar MS65 PCGS Mint State 65
1922 Peace Dollar MS65 PCGS Mint State 65
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1927 S Silver Peace Dollar Rare Key Date
1927 S Silver Peace Dollar Rare Key Date
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1922 P Silver Peace Dollars BU 2 Coins Great Luster
1922 P Silver Peace Dollars BU 2 Coins Great Luster
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X212 1935 Peace Silver Dollar AU BU
X212 1935 Peace Silver Dollar AU BU
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Collecting The 1924 Silver Dollar| 1924 Peace Dollar

The 1924 Peace Dollar

1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 688
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 688
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 689
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 689
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 687
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 687
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1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
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1924 1 Peace Silver One Dollar United States Rare Philadelphia
1924 1 Peace Silver One Dollar United States Rare Philadelphia
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1924 S US Peace Silver Dollar
1924 S US Peace Silver Dollar
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 735
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 735
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 734
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 734
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1924 peace silver dollar
1924 peace silver dollar
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 737
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 737
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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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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 736
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 736
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1924 S San Francisco Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
1924 S San Francisco Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
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1924 S SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 XF DETAILS SCARCE DATEFREE S H
1924 S SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 XF DETAILS SCARCE DATEFREE S H
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1924 Peace Dollar PCGS MS65 3168
1924 Peace Dollar PCGS MS65 3168
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1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 6869 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 6869 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
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1924 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR GEM BU Lot 366
1924 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR GEM BU Lot 366
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1924 S PEACE SILVER DOLLAR ICG MS 61 Lot 419
1924 S PEACE SILVER DOLLAR ICG MS 61 Lot 419
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1922 1923 1924 PEACE DOLLARS Lot 224
1922 1923 1924 PEACE DOLLARS Lot 224
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1924 PEACE DOLLAR HARD TO FIND DOLLAR  Lot 107
1924 PEACE DOLLAR HARD TO FIND DOLLAR Lot 107
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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 USA Peace Dollar Two Face Coin Toned  NR No Reserve Lot 3450
1922 USA Peace Dollar Two Face Coin Toned NR No Reserve Lot 3450
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1922 D Peace Silver Dollar Denver Minted 90 Silver 831
1922 D Peace Silver Dollar Denver Minted 90 Silver 831
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1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 438
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 438
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1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
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1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
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1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
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1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
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1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
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1922 peace dollar
1922 peace dollar
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1922 s peace dollar
1922 s peace dollar
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1922 Peace Liberty One Dollar Silver Coin 1922
1922 Peace Liberty One Dollar Silver Coin 1922
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Uncirculated 1922 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
Uncirculated 1922 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
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1922 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
1922 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
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1922 1 Peace Silver Dollars
1922 1 Peace Silver Dollars
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1922 1 Peace Silver Dollar in a Plastic Holder
1922 1 Peace Silver Dollar in a Plastic Holder
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Uncirculated 1922 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
Uncirculated 1922 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
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1922 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 UNCIRCULATED DETAILS FREE SHIPPING
1922 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 UNCIRCULATED DETAILS FREE SHIPPING
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1922 D Peace Dollar UNC Details NGC Artificial Toning 002
1922 D Peace Dollar UNC Details NGC Artificial Toning 002
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NICE 1922 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 UNCIRCULATED FREE SHIPPING
NICE 1922 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 UNCIRCULATED FREE SHIPPING
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1922 S BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 6531 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1922 S BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 6531 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
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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 United States Peace silver dollar 65452
1921 United States Peace silver dollar 65452
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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
1921 peace dollar
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS AU58
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS AU58
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Genuine Scarce Date 1921 Peace Silver Dollar  First Year of Issue  AU Details
Genuine Scarce Date 1921 Peace Silver Dollar First Year of Issue AU Details
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1921 PEACE 1 PCGS MS65 HIGH RELIEF
1921 PEACE 1 PCGS MS65 HIGH RELIEF
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1921 P Peace Silver Dollar Coin 63
1921 P Peace Silver Dollar Coin 63
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1921 PEACE 1 NGC MS66 HIGH RELIEF
1921 PEACE 1 NGC MS66 HIGH RELIEF
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1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 NGC MS63 Morgan PEACE Silver Dollars Nice Choice BU
1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 NGC MS63 Morgan PEACE Silver Dollars Nice Choice BU
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1921 Peace Dollar Hobo Nickel Style Skull Zombie Fantasy Novelty Coin
1921 Peace Dollar Hobo Nickel Style Skull Zombie Fantasy Novelty Coin
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1921 Peace Dollar
1921 Peace Dollar
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1921 1935 Silver Peace Dollars Cull Random Year
1921 1935 Silver Peace Dollars Cull Random Year
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1921 US Peace Dollar see photos and description inv 1634
1921 US Peace Dollar see photos and description inv 1634
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Estate Find 1921 Peace Dollar AG9047
Estate Find 1921 Peace Dollar AG9047
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1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 3610 FREE SHIPPING RARE KEY DATE HARD DATE
1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 3610 FREE SHIPPING RARE KEY DATE HARD DATE
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1921 1 Peace Dollar Silver Low Mintage Coin in High Grade Condition KEY DATE
1921 1 Peace Dollar Silver Low Mintage Coin in High Grade Condition KEY DATE
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Silver Peace Dollars AU Random Year 1921 1935
Silver Peace Dollars AU Random Year 1921 1935
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Peace Silver Dollar From 1921 1935
Peace Silver Dollar From 1921 1935
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1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR AU BU
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR AU BU
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1921 Peace Silver Dollar Coin Cleaned Very Fine
1921 Peace Silver Dollar Coin Cleaned Very Fine
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