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
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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
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1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar Fine Circulated Coin A2133
1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar Fine Circulated Coin A2133
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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 GRADE VF NO RESERVE INV 1429
1921 PEACE DOLLAR GRADE VF NO RESERVE INV 1429
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Peace Silver Dollar From 1921 1935
Peace Silver Dollar From 1921 1935
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1921 Peace dollar AUTHENTIC RARE COINTONEDPERFECT RIM
1921 Peace dollar AUTHENTIC RARE COINTONEDPERFECT RIM
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Silver Peace Dollars AU Random Year 1921 1935
Silver Peace Dollars AU Random Year 1921 1935
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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 Peace Dollar PCGS MS62 Certified  Graded 1 Silver
1921 Peace Dollar PCGS MS62 Certified Graded 1 Silver
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief BU++ Key Date  Free Shipping
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief BU++ Key Date Free Shipping
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1921 Silver Peace Dollar High Relief NGC AU50
1921 Silver Peace Dollar High Relief NGC AU50
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1921 HARD KEY PEACE PCGS MS64 W RARE AUTHENTIC TONING  WAGONWHEEL LUSTRE
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1921 Peace Dollar 1584
1921 Peace Dollar 1584
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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
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1921 Silver Peace Dollar Key Date J39
1921 Silver Peace Dollar Key Date J39
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DANSCO Peace Dollars 1921 to 1935 Album 7175
DANSCO Peace Dollars 1921 to 1935 Album 7175
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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
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1921 Peace Dollar  High Relief  PCGS AU55
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS AU55
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1921 Peace Dollar  MS64 PCGS
1921 Peace Dollar MS64 PCGS
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