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 Avidly Pursued Key Date MS Type
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Key Date MS Type
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Gem BU++ Key Date Free Shipping
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Gem BU++ Key Date Free Shipping
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1921 1922  1923 UNCIRCULATED SILVER DOLLARS MORGAN PEACE 3 COINS FREE SHIPPING
1921 1922 1923 UNCIRCULATED SILVER DOLLARS MORGAN PEACE 3 COINS FREE 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.

1934 S SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 FINE DETAILS POLISHED TOUGHER DATEFREE S H
1934 S SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 FINE DETAILS POLISHED TOUGHER DATEFREE S H
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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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1927 Peace Dollar PCGS MS64
1927 Peace Dollar PCGS MS64
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1923 S Peace Dollar
1923 S Peace Dollar
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1921 1922  1923 UNCIRCULATED SILVER DOLLARS MORGAN PEACE 3 COINS FREE SHIPPING
1921 1922 1923 UNCIRCULATED SILVER DOLLARS MORGAN PEACE 3 COINS FREE SHIPPING
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1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 FINE DETAILS KEY DATE FIRST YEAR TONED FREE S H
1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 FINE DETAILS KEY DATE FIRST YEAR TONED FREE S H
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1928 Peace Dollar NGC MS61
1928 Peace Dollar NGC MS61
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1935 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 VF DETAILS SCARCE DATE FREE SHIPPING
1935 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 VF DETAILS SCARCE DATE FREE SHIPPING
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1923 S Peace Dollar PCGS MS64
1923 S Peace Dollar PCGS MS64
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1923 D Peace Dollar PCGS MS63
1923 D Peace Dollar PCGS MS63
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1922 S SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 FINE DETAILS TOUGHER DATEFREE S H
1922 S SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 FINE DETAILS TOUGHER DATEFREE S H
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1934 Peace Dollar PCGS MS63 CAC
1934 Peace Dollar PCGS MS63 CAC
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1926 D Peace Dollar PCGS MS64
1926 D Peace Dollar PCGS MS64
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1923 Peace Silver Dollar Choice Bright Uncirculated Nice Free U S Shipping
1923 Peace Silver Dollar Choice Bright Uncirculated Nice Free U S Shipping
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1934 D Peace Dollar PCGS MS64 CAC
1934 D Peace Dollar PCGS MS64 CAC
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NICE 1922 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 UNCIRCULATED DETAILS 96 YEARS OLD FREE S H
NICE 1922 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 UNCIRCULATED DETAILS 96 YEARS OLD FREE S H
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1922 1926 Peace Silver Dollar cull grade   L134
1922 1926 Peace Silver Dollar cull grade L134
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1934 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 AU DETAILS SCARCE DATE TONED FREE S H
1934 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 AU DETAILS SCARCE DATE TONED FREE S H
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24 COIN PEACE DOLLAR SET INCLUDES 1921 AND 1928 P GREAT SILVER INV
24 COIN PEACE DOLLAR SET INCLUDES 1921 AND 1928 P GREAT SILVER INV
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1922 1926 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED 90 COIN AMAZING
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Collecting The 1924 Silver Dollar| 1924 Peace Dollar

The 1924 Peace Dollar

1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 695
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 695
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 696
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 696
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 697
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 697
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Early 1924 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 661
Early 1924 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 661
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 698
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 698
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Early 1924 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 594
Early 1924 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 594
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1924s Peace Dollar AU Condition 1
1924s Peace Dollar AU Condition 1
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 139
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 139
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 165
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 165
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1924 1 Peace Silver One Dollar US Philadelphia AU Unc
1924 1 Peace Silver One Dollar US Philadelphia AU Unc
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 120
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 120
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 136
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 136
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 686
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 686
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 684
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 684
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1924 Peace Silver Dollar Coin
1924 Peace Silver Dollar Coin
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1924 1 Peace Dollar
1924 1 Peace Dollar
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1924 Peace Silver Dollar AU Condition 99 Ship
1924 Peace Silver Dollar AU Condition 99 Ship
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1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar
1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar
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Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar
Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 688
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 688
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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.

Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 610
Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 610
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Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 611
Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 611
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 162
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 162
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 180
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 180
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 184
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 184
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 185
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 185
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 163
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 163
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 164
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 164
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Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 603
Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 603
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 166
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 166
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 167
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 167
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Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 605
Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 605
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 168
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 168
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 169
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 169
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Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 058
Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 058
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Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 634
Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 634
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Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 636
Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver US Coin 636
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Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 844
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 844
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Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 061
Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 061
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Choice AU UNC 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 351
Choice AU UNC 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 351
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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 1922  1923 UNCIRCULATED SILVER DOLLARS MORGAN PEACE 3 COINS FREE SHIPPING
1921 1922 1923 UNCIRCULATED SILVER DOLLARS MORGAN PEACE 3 COINS FREE SHIPPING
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1921 P PEACE DOLLAR KEY DATE B2
1921 P PEACE DOLLAR KEY DATE B2
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Key Date MS Type
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Key Date MS Type
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1921 Peace Dollar
1921 Peace Dollar
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1921 1 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN KEY DATE  Beautiful Original Luster AU
1921 1 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN KEY DATE Beautiful Original Luster AU
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AK 1921 Peace dollar
AK 1921 Peace dollar
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1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 FINE DETAILS KEY DATE FIRST YEAR TONED FREE S H
1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 FINE DETAILS KEY DATE FIRST YEAR TONED FREE S H
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Gem BU++ Key Date Free Shipping
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Gem BU++ Key Date Free Shipping
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24 COIN PEACE DOLLAR SET INCLUDES 1921 AND 1928 P GREAT SILVER INVESTMENT
24 COIN PEACE DOLLAR SET INCLUDES 1921 AND 1928 P GREAT SILVER INVESTMENT
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1921 Peace Dollar
1921 Peace Dollar
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1921 Peace Silver Dollar
1921 Peace Silver Dollar
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1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN5013 HI GRADEGENUINE US MINTRARE KEY DATE
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN5013 HI GRADEGENUINE US MINTRARE KEY DATE
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1921 PEACE DOLLAR VERY FINE ORIGINAL DETAILS RAW BIN FREE SHIPPING
1921 PEACE DOLLAR VERY FINE ORIGINAL DETAILS RAW BIN FREE SHIPPING
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1921 Peace 1 NICE DETAIL NO RESERVE
1921 Peace 1 NICE DETAIL NO RESERVE
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AF 1921 Peace dollar
AF 1921 Peace dollar
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1921 Peace Silver Dollar
1921 Peace Silver Dollar
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1921 peace dollar
1921 peace dollar
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1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1 PCGS CERTIFIED AU 55 HIGH RELIEF PEACE 199
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1 PCGS CERTIFIED AU 55 HIGH RELIEF PEACE 199
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1921 Peace silver dollar XF+++ AU RARE hi grade GENUINE GUARANTEED
1921 Peace silver dollar XF+++ AU RARE hi grade GENUINE GUARANTEED
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1921 P Peace Silver Dollar VF
1921 P Peace Silver Dollar VF
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