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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 KEY DATE BEAUTIFUL AU UNC
1921 Peace Dollar KEY DATE BEAUTIFUL AU UNC
$59.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 43m
1921 High Relief Peace Dollar 1 MS 63 NGC Key Date
1921 High Relief Peace Dollar 1 MS 63 NGC Key Date
$425.00 (35 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 58m
Pair of US Silver Dollars in Display Case 1921 Morgan 1922 Peace BU UNC
Pair of US Silver Dollars in Display Case 1921 Morgan 1922 Peace BU UNC
$50.00
Time Remaining: 6h 20m

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.

1921 Peace Dollar KEY DATE BEAUTIFUL AU UNC
1921 Peace Dollar KEY DATE BEAUTIFUL AU UNC
$59.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 43m
1922 Silver Peace Dollar Coingiants
1922 Silver Peace Dollar Coingiants
$17.33 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 34m
Peace Silver Dollar BU Mixed Roll 20 Coins
Peace Silver Dollar BU Mixed Roll 20 Coins
$387.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 40m
1927 P Peace Dollar RARE KEY DATE LOW RELIEF SILVER DOLLAR  NO RESERVE
1927 P Peace Dollar RARE KEY DATE LOW RELIEF SILVER DOLLAR NO RESERVE
$29.00 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 54m
Circulated 1922 Peace Silver Dollar In Nice Condition
Circulated 1922 Peace Silver Dollar In Nice Condition
$21.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 33m
1923 1 Peace Dollar NGC MS 65 Toned
1923 1 Peace Dollar NGC MS 65 Toned
$99.95
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
1928 P Circulated 1 Peace Dollar Rare Date
1928 P Circulated 1 Peace Dollar Rare Date
$185.00
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $240.50
1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver Raw 001
1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver Raw 001
$19.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 41m
1925 S Peace Dollar AU55 MINT condition brilliant
1925 S Peace Dollar AU55 MINT condition brilliant
$300.00
Time Remaining: 31m
1922 P Peace Dollar Superb Silver Coin  Toned NO RESERVE
1922 P Peace Dollar Superb Silver Coin Toned NO RESERVE
$14.50 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 42m
1923 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver Raw 001
1923 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver Raw 001
$19.55 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 57m
1925 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR GRADED MS65 PCGS FREE SHIPPING
1925 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR GRADED MS65 PCGS FREE SHIPPING
$90.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 31m
1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver Raw 001
1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver Raw 001
$20.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 55m
1928 P Silver Peace Dollar THE KEY Ch BU obverse toning hucky
1928 P Silver Peace Dollar THE KEY Ch BU obverse toning hucky
$113.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 3m
1924 Silver Peace Dollar Coingiants
1924 Silver Peace Dollar Coingiants
$16.34 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 58m
SUPERB 1922 S Peace Dollar VERY NICE Silver Coin TONED  No Reserve
SUPERB 1922 S Peace Dollar VERY NICE Silver Coin TONED No Reserve
$16.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 57m
Key Date 1926 S Peace Dollar US Silver Coin  NO RESERVE  You Grade It
Key Date 1926 S Peace Dollar US Silver Coin NO RESERVE You Grade It
$13.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 53m
1922 US Silver Peace Dollar
1922 US Silver Peace Dollar
$20.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 38m
1922 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS64
1922 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS64
$55.75
Time Remaining: 15d 3h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $55.75
1922 1 Peace Silver Dollar
1922 1 Peace Silver Dollar
$17.51 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 21m

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Collecting The 1924 Silver Dollar| 1924 Peace Dollar

The 1924 Peace Dollar

1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 660
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 660
$0.01 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 51m
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 733
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 733
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 17m
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 734
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 734
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 57m
1924 S San Francisco Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
1924 S San Francisco Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 6h 58m
Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 6h 59m
1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver Raw
1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver Raw
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 4m
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 735
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 735
$0.99
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 50m
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 736
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 736
$0.99
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 35m
1 1923  1 1924 PEACE SILVER DOLLARS BOTH AU BU Lot 478
1 1923 1 1924 PEACE SILVER DOLLARS BOTH AU BU Lot 478
$1.00
Time Remaining: 13h 5m
1924 S PEACE SILVER DOLLAR CH BU Lot 53
1924 S PEACE SILVER DOLLAR CH BU Lot 53
$1.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 5m
1924 S PEACE SILVER DOLLAR ICG MS 63 Lot 228
1924 S PEACE SILVER DOLLAR ICG MS 63 Lot 228
$1.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 5m
2 UNC PEACE DOLLARS 1923 S  1924 BOTH GENUINE CIRC Lot 362
2 UNC PEACE DOLLARS 1923 S 1924 BOTH GENUINE CIRC Lot 362
$1.00
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 5m
1924 PEACE DOLLAR BETTER DATE  Lot 20
1924 PEACE DOLLAR BETTER DATE Lot 20
$1.00
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 6m
1924 PEACE DOLLAR BETTER DATE  Lot 37
1924 PEACE DOLLAR BETTER DATE Lot 37
$1.00
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 6m
1924 S PEACE DOLLAR BETTER DATE  Lot 150
1924 S PEACE DOLLAR BETTER DATE Lot 150
$1.00
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 6m
Peace Dollar lot 1922 1925 P  4 coin set Free shipping
Peace Dollar lot 1922 1925 P 4 coin set Free shipping
$1.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 58m
Lot Of 4 NGC MS 63 Toned Peace Dollars 192219231924  1925 ALL PQ 90 Silv
Lot Of 4 NGC MS 63 Toned Peace Dollars 192219231924 1925 ALL PQ 90 Silv
$1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 26m
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 651
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 651
$0.01 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 55m
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 652
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 652
$0.01 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 50m
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 653
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 653
$0.01
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 6m

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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 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 27m
1922 S PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
1922 S PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 33m
1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 50m
1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
1922 PEACE DOLLAR FREE SHIPPING
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 55m
CHOICE BU 1922 P PEACE DOLLAR
CHOICE BU 1922 P PEACE DOLLAR
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 27m
1922 S San Francisco Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
1922 S San Francisco Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 36m
1922 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 3353 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE HIGH GRADE
1922 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 3353 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE HIGH GRADE
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 8h 11m
1922 D  Peace dollar VAM 1C Die Break Y ANACS MS 63
1922 D Peace dollar VAM 1C Die Break Y ANACS MS 63
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 56m
20 PEACE Dollars FULL ROLL TUBE 1922 1926 Mixed Mint AVG CIR C337
20 PEACE Dollars FULL ROLL TUBE 1922 1926 Mixed Mint AVG CIR C337
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 51m
1922Peace Silver DollarAU++ Crisp Eye AppealLustrous Coin
1922Peace Silver DollarAU++ Crisp Eye AppealLustrous Coin
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 35m
Three 1922 Peace Dollars  Brand New  Group 1
Three 1922 Peace Dollars Brand New Group 1
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 33m
Three 1922 Peace Dollars  Brand New  Group 2
Three 1922 Peace Dollars Brand New Group 2
$0.99
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 36m
Three 1922 Peace Dollars  Brand New  Group 3
Three 1922 Peace Dollars Brand New Group 3
$0.99
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 37m
1922 1 Peace Silver Dollar AU BU NO RESERVE AUCTION
1922 1 Peace Silver Dollar AU BU NO RESERVE AUCTION
$0.99
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 5m
1922 P PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 5641  HI GRADEGENUINE US MINTRARE
1922 P PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 5641 HI GRADEGENUINE US MINTRARE
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 9h 6m
1922 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 5484 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1922 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 5484 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 9h 14m
5 US PEACE 1 BU+ 2 1922232425 L535
5 US PEACE 1 BU+ 2 1922232425 L535
$0.99
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 15m
1922 Silver Peace Dollar AU 55 PCGS
1922 Silver Peace Dollar AU 55 PCGS
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 21m
Three 1922 1 Peace Silver Dollars
Three 1922 1 Peace Silver Dollars
$0.99
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 36m
high grade 1922 s peace dollar
high grade 1922 s peace dollar
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 40m

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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 KEY DATE BEAUTIFUL AU UNC
1921 Peace Dollar KEY DATE BEAUTIFUL AU UNC
$59.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 43m
1921 High Relief Peace Dollar 1 MS 63 NGC Key Date
1921 High Relief Peace Dollar 1 MS 63 NGC Key Date
$425.00 (35 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 58m
Pair of US Silver Dollars in Display Case 1921 Morgan 1922 Peace BU UNC
Pair of US Silver Dollars in Display Case 1921 Morgan 1922 Peace BU UNC
$50.00
Time Remaining: 6h 20m
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN
$58.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 3m
12 Silver Dollars 5 1921 Morgan 1 1921 D Morgan 6 1922 Peace
12 Silver Dollars 5 1921 Morgan 1 1921 D Morgan 6 1922 Peace
$182.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 20m
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR GEM BU US COIN RARE BEAUTY
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR GEM BU US COIN RARE BEAUTY
$90.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 22m
PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1921 RIM NICKS  SCRATCHES
PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1921 RIM NICKS SCRATCHES
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 51m
1921 High Relief Peace 1 VG Very Good Lightly Cleaned
1921 High Relief Peace 1 VG Very Good Lightly Cleaned
$59.00
Time Remaining: 29d 1h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $59.00
NICE 1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 ICG AU58 FIRST YEAR SCARCE DATE FREE S H
NICE 1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 ICG AU58 FIRST YEAR SCARCE DATE FREE S H
$199.75
Time Remaining: 10d 2h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $199.75
1921 1 PCGS MS63 Silver Peace Dollar HIGH RELIEF Key Coin
1921 1 PCGS MS63 Silver Peace Dollar HIGH RELIEF Key Coin
$385.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 40m
X143 1921 Peace Dollar BU Prooflike and Sharp Strike
X143 1921 Peace Dollar BU Prooflike and Sharp Strike
$189.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $189.00
1921 Peace Dollar Nice Coin Key Coin
1921 Peace Dollar Nice Coin Key Coin
$57.65 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 23m
1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 PCGS MS63 Morgan PEACE Silver Dollars Nice Choice BU
1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 PCGS MS63 Morgan PEACE Silver Dollars Nice Choice BU
$199.99
Time Remaining: 9d 11h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
1921 1 Peace Dollar Key Date Nice Condition
1921 1 Peace Dollar Key Date Nice Condition
$83.00
Time Remaining: 15d 7h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $83.00
1921 Peace Silver Dollar  Select BU 1  At an Attractive Price
1921 Peace Silver Dollar Select BU 1 At an Attractive Price
$175.00
Time Remaining: 13d 1h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
1921 Peace Dollar Rare Key Date Better Grade
1921 Peace Dollar Rare Key Date Better Grade
$79.50
Time Remaining: 28d 19h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $79.50
1921 1 Peace Dollar XF+ High Relief
1921 1 Peace Dollar XF+ High Relief
$144.99
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $144.99
1921 PCGS F12 VAM 1A Make an Offer Break in Rev Field Elite 30 Peace Dollar B1
1921 PCGS F12 VAM 1A Make an Offer Break in Rev Field Elite 30 Peace Dollar B1
$110.00
Time Remaining: 28d 4h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $110.00
Silver Peace Dollars VG XF Random Year 1921 1935
Silver Peace Dollars VG XF Random Year 1921 1935
$22.37
Time Remaining: 15d 36m
Buy It Now for only: $22.37
1921 P Peace Silver Dollar No Reserve
1921 P Peace Silver Dollar No Reserve
$127.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 20h 37m

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