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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 Silver Peace Dollar High Luster Choice Circulated
1921 Silver Peace Dollar High Luster Choice Circulated
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1921 P Silver Peace Dollar Coin Key Date Strong Details 11 24
1921 P Silver Peace Dollar Coin Key Date Strong Details 11 24
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Popular Gem BU++ Key Date 1st YR Issue
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Popular Gem BU++ Key Date 1st YR Issue
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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.

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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1934 D Peace Dollar PCGS AU58 Very Sharp Flashy
1934 D Peace Dollar PCGS AU58 Very Sharp Flashy
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1925 S Peace Dollar AU++ BU MS
1925 S Peace Dollar AU++ BU MS
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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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1924 P Peace Dollar NGC UNC Details
1924 P Peace Dollar NGC UNC Details
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Silver Peace Dollar 1926 S   free shipping
Silver Peace Dollar 1926 S free shipping
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1922 S Peace Silver Dollar ANACS AU 58
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar ANACS AU 58
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1921 Silver Peace Dollar High Luster Choice Circulated
1921 Silver Peace Dollar High Luster Choice Circulated
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1923 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR AU UNC TONED
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Beautiful Specimen Lot Of 4 Ch BU Peace Silver Dollars 1922 1923 1924 1925
Beautiful Specimen Lot Of 4 Ch BU Peace Silver Dollars 1922 1923 1924 1925
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1922 1 Silver Peace Dollar 21
1922 1 Silver Peace Dollar 21
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1922D Peace Dollar Nice Grade
1922D Peace Dollar Nice Grade
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Silver Peace Dollar VG+ Lot of 5
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Silver Peace Dollar 1923 S Nice Coin  free shipping
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1923 and 1924 Peace Dollars
1923 and 1924 Peace Dollars
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1925 S Peace Dollar PCGS MS63+ CAC Very Sharp Flashy
1925 S Peace Dollar PCGS MS63+ CAC Very Sharp Flashy
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1928 P RARE PEACE DOLLAR SMALL NICK ON RIM
1928 P RARE PEACE DOLLAR SMALL NICK ON RIM
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1935 Peace Dollar Very Lustrous Solid Gem BU++ Final Year Issue
1935 Peace Dollar Very Lustrous Solid Gem BU++ Final Year Issue
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1921 1 PEACE Silver Dollar High Relief Key Date Second Lowest Series Mintage
1921 1 PEACE Silver Dollar High Relief Key Date Second Lowest Series Mintage
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1923 D NGC MS60 Peace Silver Dollar
1923 D NGC MS60 Peace Silver Dollar
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Collecting The 1924 Silver Dollar| 1924 Peace Dollar

The 1924 Peace Dollar

Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 655
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 655
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 719
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 719
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 717
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 717
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 728
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 728
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 734
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 734
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 637
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 637
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 701
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 701
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 707
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 707
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 711
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 711
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 689
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 689
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 652
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 652
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 709
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 709
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1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 7288 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 7288 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 900
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 900
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 901
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 901
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 902
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 902
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 903
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 903
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1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 1765 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 1765 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
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1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 7287 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 7287 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 905
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 905
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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.

Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 878
Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 878
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 720
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 720
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Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 254
Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 254
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Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 877
Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 877
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 725
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 725
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Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 331
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 331
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Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 879
Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 879
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 659
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 659
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Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 329
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 329
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 722
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 722
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 723
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 723
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Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 330
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 330
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Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 875
Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 875
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Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 256
Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 256
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Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 872
Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 872
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 656
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 656
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Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 252
Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 252
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Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 876
Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 876
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 657
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 657
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Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 879
Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 879
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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 Silver Peace Dollar High Luster Choice Circulated
1921 Silver Peace Dollar High Luster Choice Circulated
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1921 Liberty Peace Silver Dollar Good Luster Harder to Find Key Date Free S H
1921 Liberty Peace Silver Dollar Good Luster Harder to Find Key Date Free S H
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1921 Peace Dollar cleaned cs
1921 Peace Dollar cleaned cs
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1921 D Morgan and 1923 S Peace Silver Dollars 1 Coins No Reserve
1921 D Morgan and 1923 S Peace Silver Dollars 1 Coins No Reserve
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1921 D Morgan and 1922 S Peace Silver Dollars 1 Coins No Reserve
1921 D Morgan and 1922 S Peace Silver Dollars 1 Coins No Reserve
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1921 1 Peace Dollar
1921 1 Peace Dollar
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1921 1 PEACE Silver Dollar High Relief Key Date Second Lowest Series Mintage
1921 1 PEACE Silver Dollar High Relief Key Date Second Lowest Series Mintage
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1921 P PEACE DOLLAR
1921 P PEACE DOLLAR
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1921 HIGH RELIEF PEACE SILVER 1 NGC ABOUT UNCIRCULATED DETAILS
1921 HIGH RELIEF PEACE SILVER 1 NGC ABOUT UNCIRCULATED DETAILS
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1921 Silver Peace Dollar Great Look Key Date Cleaned High Relief
1921 Silver Peace Dollar Great Look Key Date Cleaned High Relief
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1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 1903  HI GRADEGENUINE US MINTRARE KEY DATE
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 1903 HI GRADEGENUINE US MINTRARE KEY DATE
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NICE KEY DATE PEACE DOLLAR 1921
NICE KEY DATE PEACE DOLLAR 1921
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1921 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
1921 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
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1921 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
1921 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
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1921 1 Peace Dollar Circulated 1st Year  a Better Date No Res 1117289
1921 1 Peace Dollar Circulated 1st Year a Better Date No Res 1117289
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1921 Peace Dollar Hobo Nickel Style Skull Zombie Skeleton Fantasy Novelty Coin
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1921 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver No Reserve  Free Shipping
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1921 Peace Dollar
1921 Peace Dollar
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1921 Peace Silver Dollar  Rare date Beautiful Luster High Relief Free S H
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1921 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
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