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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 Nice Original Extra Fine
1921 Peace Dollar Nice Original Extra Fine
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1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar AU+ nice high grade rare key date old type coin 90
1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar AU+ nice high grade rare key date old type coin 90
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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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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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1921 Peace Dollar Nice Original Extra Fine
1921 Peace Dollar Nice Original Extra Fine
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1922 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 NGC Brilliant Uncirculated
1922 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 NGC Brilliant Uncirculated
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1922 1935 Random Date Peace Silver Dollar 1 Coin Cull 90 Silver SKU32871
1922 1935 Random Date Peace Silver Dollar 1 Coin Cull 90 Silver SKU32871
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1923 NGC MS63 Binion Silver Peace Dollar
1923 NGC MS63 Binion Silver Peace Dollar
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PEACE SILVER DOLLARS
PEACE SILVER DOLLARS
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1922 1926 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED 90 COIN AMAZING
1922 1926 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED 90 COIN AMAZING
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1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar AU+ nice high grade rare key date old type coin 90
1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar AU+ nice high grade rare key date old type coin 90
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1 1922 1935 Peace Dollar Gem Uncirculated Gem BU 90 Silver Coin
1 1922 1935 Peace Dollar Gem Uncirculated Gem BU 90 Silver Coin
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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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1927 S Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping USA
1927 S Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping USA
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1923 Silver Peace Dollar BU
1923 Silver Peace Dollar BU
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Uncirculated AU Peace Silver Dollars US Coin lot  Choose How Many
Uncirculated AU Peace Silver Dollars US Coin lot Choose How Many
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1926 Peace Dollar S1 NGCMS 63 Old NGC HOLDER
1926 Peace Dollar S1 NGCMS 63 Old NGC HOLDER
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1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR KEY DATE RARE
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR KEY DATE RARE
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1923 1 Peace Dollar 31446
1923 1 Peace Dollar 31446
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1921 p peace dollar vam 3
1921 p peace dollar vam 3
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Well Circulated 1923 S Silver Peace Dollar With F VF Details
Well Circulated 1923 S Silver Peace Dollar With F VF Details
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1925 Peace Dollar Mirrors and Cartwheels
1925 Peace Dollar Mirrors and Cartwheels
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Well Circulated 1922 S Silver Peace Dollar With VG F Details
Well Circulated 1922 S Silver Peace Dollar With VG F Details
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Collecting The 1924 Silver Dollar| 1924 Peace Dollar

The 1924 Peace Dollar

1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 078
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 078
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 079
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 079
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 215
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 215
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Early 1924 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 098
Early 1924 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 098
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 212
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 212
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 201
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 201
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 233
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 233
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 224
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 224
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 216
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 216
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 196
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 196
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 190
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 190
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 234
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 234
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Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 204
Early 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 204
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 072
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 072
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 075
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 075
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 076
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 076
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 077
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 077
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Early Better Grade 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 052
Early Better Grade 1924 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 052
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 495
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 495
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1924 P PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 9758  HI GRADEGENUINE US MINTRARE
1924 P PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 9758 HI GRADEGENUINE US MINTRARE
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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 Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 074
Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 074
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Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 069
Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 069
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Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 063
Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 063
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Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 066
Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 066
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Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 068
Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 068
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1922 D Peace Silver Dollar Denver Minted 90 Silver 722
1922 D Peace Silver Dollar Denver Minted 90 Silver 722
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1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 754
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 754
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Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 376
Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 376
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Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 378
Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 378
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Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 065
Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 065
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Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 064
Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 064
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Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 062
Early Better Grade 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 062
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Early Better Grade 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 071
Early Better Grade 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 071
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 200
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 200
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Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 145
Early 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 145
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Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 133
Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 133
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Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 230
Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 230
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 221
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 221
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Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 178
Early 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 178
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Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 138
Early 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 90 US Coin 138
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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 Nice Original Extra Fine
1921 Peace Dollar Nice Original Extra Fine
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1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar AU+ nice high grade rare key date old type coin 90
1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar AU+ nice high grade rare key date old type coin 90
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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 SILVER DOLLAR KEY DATE RARE
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR KEY DATE RARE
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1921 HIGH RELIEF PEACE DOLLAR NGC MS62
1921 HIGH RELIEF PEACE DOLLAR NGC MS62
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief AU 55 NGC
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief AU 55 NGC
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1921 S1 Peace Silver Dollar ICG AU50 Coin
1921 S1 Peace Silver Dollar ICG AU50 Coin
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1921 p peace dollar vam 3
1921 p peace dollar vam 3
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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 P Peace Silver Dollar original Extra Fine to AU condition 268 grams
1921 P Peace Silver Dollar original Extra Fine to AU condition 268 grams
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1921 1 Silver Peace Dollar
1921 1 Silver Peace Dollar
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1921 1 Peace Dollar PCGS MS 63 Key Date Light Toned Beauty
1921 1 Peace Dollar PCGS MS 63 Key Date Light Toned Beauty
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1921 Peace Dollar Circulated Condition 120SA 2
1921 Peace Dollar Circulated Condition 120SA 2
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PCGS MS64 1921 HIGH RELIEF SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1  CSN56
PCGS MS64 1921 HIGH RELIEF SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 CSN56
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1921 Peace Silver Dollar MS62 NGC
1921 Peace Silver Dollar MS62 NGC
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1921 High Relief Silver Peace Dollar MS 62 PCGS
1921 High Relief Silver Peace Dollar MS 62 PCGS
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1921 1 Peace Dollar PCGS AU53 High Relief One Year Type
1921 1 Peace Dollar PCGS AU53 High Relief One Year Type
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1921 P PEACE SILVER DOLLAR UNITED STATES COIN CURRENCY USA S1 ONE DOLLAR
1921 P PEACE SILVER DOLLAR UNITED STATES COIN CURRENCY USA S1 ONE DOLLAR
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1921 High Relief Peace Silver Dollar 1
1921 High Relief Peace Silver Dollar 1
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1921 Peace Dollar RARE Key Date First Year Date
1921 Peace Dollar RARE Key Date First Year Date
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