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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  VF35 PCGS
1921 Peace Dollar VF35 PCGS
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Key Date Vam 1A
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Well Pursued Near Gem BU++ Key Date
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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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Peace Silver Dollars US Coin lot Circulated Choose How Many FREE SHIPPING
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A Lot of 5 Circulated 1 Silver Peace Dollars
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1922 Peace Silver Dollar ICG Graded MS63
1922 Peace Silver Dollar ICG Graded MS63
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1923 1 Silver Peace Dollar NGC MS64
1923 1 Silver Peace Dollar NGC MS64
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1923 Peace Dollar SILVER
1923 Peace Dollar SILVER
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1922 D Silver Peace Dollar AU
1922 D Silver Peace Dollar AU
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1924 Peace Dollar PCGS MS63
1924 Peace Dollar PCGS MS63
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1928 Peace Dollar Avidly Pursued Gem BU++ Key Date Blazer  Free Shipping
1928 Peace Dollar Avidly Pursued Gem BU++ Key Date Blazer Free Shipping
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1922 1 Silver Peace Dollar NGC MS64
1922 1 Silver Peace Dollar NGC MS64
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1935 S Peace Dollar Very Nice Lustrous Solid Gem BU++
1935 S Peace Dollar Very Nice Lustrous Solid Gem BU++
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1922 S peace Dollar
1922 S peace Dollar
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1 1927 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR ICG MS 60
1 1927 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR ICG MS 60
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1928 Two Face Peace Dollar Two Headed Novelty Trick Fantasy Coin Magic AU
1928 Two Face Peace Dollar Two Headed Novelty Trick Fantasy Coin Magic AU
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1922 P MS63 Peace Silver Dollar 1 NGC Graded Colorfully Toned
1922 P MS63 Peace Silver Dollar 1 NGC Graded Colorfully Toned
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1 1927 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR ICG MS 62
1 1927 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR ICG MS 62
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1922 Silver Peace Dollar MS63 PCGS US Mint 1 Coin
1922 Silver Peace Dollar MS63 PCGS US Mint 1 Coin
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1921 Peace Dollar  VF35 PCGS
1921 Peace Dollar VF35 PCGS
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1964 D Peace Dollar Toned Silver Plated Novelty Fantasy Issue Coin
1964 D Peace Dollar Toned Silver Plated Novelty Fantasy Issue Coin
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1923 Peace Dollar NICE
1923 Peace Dollar NICE
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Collecting The 1924 Silver Dollar| 1924 Peace Dollar

The 1924 Peace Dollar

1924 1 Peace Silver Dollar
1924 1 Peace Silver Dollar
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Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
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Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
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Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
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1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free Shipping
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1924 S Peace Dollar US Mint San Francisco
1924 S Peace Dollar US Mint San Francisco
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1924 S Peace Dollar US Mint San Francisco
1924 S Peace Dollar US Mint San Francisco
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1924 S Peace Dollar US Mint San Francisco
1924 S Peace Dollar US Mint San Francisco
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Docs 1924 P Peace Dollar ICGS MS 63 Unique Holder + Free Holiday Shipping
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2 SILVER PEACE DOLLARS 1 1924 AND 1925 FREE SHIPPING
2 SILVER PEACE DOLLARS 1 1924 AND 1925 FREE SHIPPING
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1924 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR BETTER DATE DOLLAR  Lot 34
1924 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR BETTER DATE DOLLAR Lot 34
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Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
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Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
Uncirculated 1924 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
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 1924 P Peace Silver Dollar
1924 P Peace Silver Dollar
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1924 Peace Dollar NGC MS63
1924 Peace Dollar NGC MS63
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1924 USA Silver Peace Dollar High Grade C805
1924 USA Silver Peace Dollar High Grade C805
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1924 P TONED Peace Dollar SUPERB Silver Coin  No Reserve
1924 P TONED Peace Dollar SUPERB Silver Coin No Reserve
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1924 P Peace Dollar SUPERB Silver Coin  No Reserve Price
1924 P Peace Dollar SUPERB Silver Coin No Reserve Price
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Lot of 2 1924 and 1925 P Peace Dollars VF AU+ US Silver Dollars 1
Lot of 2 1924 and 1925 P Peace Dollars VF AU+ US Silver Dollars 1
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Lot of 3 1924 P 1926 1926 S Peace Dollars VF XF AU+ US Silver Dollars 1
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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 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 965
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 965
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1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 964
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 964
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Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 363
Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 363
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1922 D Peace Silver Dollar Denver Minted 90 Silver 084
1922 D Peace Silver Dollar Denver Minted 90 Silver 084
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Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 182
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 182
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1922 D Peace Silver Dollar Denver Minted 90 Silver 086
1922 D Peace Silver Dollar Denver Minted 90 Silver 086
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Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 367
Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 367
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Stunning  AU+ 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 249
Stunning AU+ 1922 S Peace Silver Dollar 249
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Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 184
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 184
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1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 967
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 967
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1922 D Peace Silver Dollar Denver Minted 90 Silver 085
1922 D Peace Silver Dollar Denver Minted 90 Silver 085
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Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 366
Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 366
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1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 966
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 966
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1922 P Peace 90 Silver Dollar Ships Free Buy 3 get xtra Silver Coin NR
1922 P Peace 90 Silver Dollar Ships Free Buy 3 get xtra Silver Coin NR
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Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 365
Choice AU+ 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 365
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Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 178
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 178
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Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 183
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 183
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Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 181
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 181
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1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 11
1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 11
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1922p Peace Dollar AU Condition 3
1922p Peace Dollar AU Condition 3
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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 1 Peace Dollar NGC AU53 HIGH RELIEF Nice Fresh Coin
1921 1 Peace Dollar NGC AU53 HIGH RELIEF Nice Fresh Coin
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1921 Peace Dollar  VF35 PCGS
1921 Peace Dollar VF35 PCGS
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Key Date Vam 1A
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Key Date Vam 1A
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1921 Liberty Peace Silver Dolla High Relief Beautiful Luster Scarce Key Date
1921 Liberty Peace Silver Dolla High Relief Beautiful Luster Scarce Key Date
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1921 PEACE DOLLAR NGC VG 10
1921 PEACE DOLLAR NGC VG 10
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KEY DATE 1921 1 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR HIGH GRADE
KEY DATE 1921 1 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR HIGH GRADE
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1921 Morgan and 1922 Peace Silver Dollars 1 Coins No Reserve
1921 Morgan and 1922 Peace Silver Dollars 1 Coins No Reserve
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1921 HIGH RELIEF UNC+++ PEACE DOLLAR
1921 HIGH RELIEF UNC+++ PEACE DOLLAR
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1921 1 Silver Peace Dollar
1921 1 Silver Peace Dollar
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1921 US Silver Peace Dollar Coin
1921 US Silver Peace Dollar Coin
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1921 P Silver Peace Dollar High Relief Better Key Date First In Series BU Det
1921 P Silver Peace Dollar High Relief Better Key Date First In Series BU Det
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Well Pursued Near Gem BU++ Key Date
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Well Pursued Near Gem BU++ Key Date
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1921 PEACE DOLLAR VERY FINE DETAILS CLEANED
1921 PEACE DOLLAR VERY FINE DETAILS CLEANED
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1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR HIGH RELIEF AU LUSTER + COIN no reserve
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR HIGH RELIEF AU LUSTER + COIN no reserve
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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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KEY DATE HIGH RELIEF 1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 2
KEY DATE HIGH RELIEF 1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 1 2
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1921 PEACE DOLLAR EXTRA FINE DETAILS POLISHED
1921 PEACE DOLLAR EXTRA FINE DETAILS POLISHED
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NICE KEY DATE PEACE DOLLAR 1921
NICE KEY DATE PEACE DOLLAR 1921
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Genuine 1921 Peace Type Silver Dollar with Uncirculated Details
Genuine 1921 Peace Type Silver Dollar with Uncirculated Details
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