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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 High Relief Key Date NGC Unc Details High Grade White Coin
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Key Date NGC Unc Details High Grade White Coin
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Key Date MS Type
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Key Date MS Type
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Peace Silver Dollar From 1921 1935
Peace Silver Dollar From 1921 1935
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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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1922 Peace Silver Dollar PCGS Graded MS 65 GEM Orange Lustrous Reverse
1922 Peace Silver Dollar PCGS Graded MS 65 GEM Orange Lustrous Reverse
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1924 Peace Dollar Nice
1924 Peace Dollar Nice
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1923 Peace Dollar PCGS MS64+ Plus
1923 Peace Dollar PCGS MS64+ Plus
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1923 Peace Dollar UNC MS Deep True Color Toning 1 16 1
1923 Peace Dollar UNC MS Deep True Color Toning 1 16 1
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Peace Dollar 1926 S
Peace Dollar 1926 S
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Peace Silver Dollar From 1921 1935
Peace Silver Dollar From 1921 1935
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Silver Peace Dollar VG+ Lot of 5
Silver Peace Dollar VG+ Lot of 5
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1922 1 Silver Peace Dollar NGC MS64
1922 1 Silver Peace Dollar NGC MS64
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1926 S Peace Dollar PCGS AU58 64691
1926 S Peace Dollar PCGS AU58 64691
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1925 1 PCGS MS 63 White Peace Silver Dollar
1925 1 PCGS MS 63 White Peace Silver Dollar
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1935 S Peace Dollar Better Date Raw Strong AU
1935 S Peace Dollar Better Date Raw Strong AU
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Peace Silver Dollars US Coin lot Circulated Choose How Many FREE SHIPPING
Peace Silver Dollars US Coin lot Circulated Choose How Many FREE SHIPPING
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Lot of Five 1922 1925 Peace Silver Dollars Various grades
Lot of Five 1922 1925 Peace Silver Dollars Various grades
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1923 1 Silver Peace Dollar NGC MS63
1923 1 Silver Peace Dollar NGC MS63
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1921 Peace Silver Dollar
1921 Peace Silver Dollar
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1934 D Peace Dollar Raw Strong AU
1934 D Peace Dollar Raw Strong AU
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1923 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR NICE LUSTER + FREE SHIPPING
1923 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR NICE LUSTER + FREE SHIPPING
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1925 Peace Dollar 1 MS 64 NGC
1925 Peace Dollar 1 MS 64 NGC
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1922 1926 Peace Silver Dollar cull grade   L134
1922 1926 Peace Silver Dollar cull grade L134
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Collecting The 1924 Silver Dollar| 1924 Peace Dollar

The 1924 Peace Dollar

1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 582
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 582
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 581
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 581
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1924 Peace Dollar Lot 38B
1924 Peace Dollar Lot 38B
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 588
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 588
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 894
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 894
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1924 Peace Silver Dollar 115s24PSD
1924 Peace Silver Dollar 115s24PSD
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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 903
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 903
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 586
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 586
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 904
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 904
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Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 895
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 895
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1924 BU GEM SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 1779 FREE SHIPPING RARE UNC MS+++
1924 BU GEM SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 1779 FREE SHIPPING RARE UNC MS+++
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1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN3556 UNC MS+++US MINTRARE
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN3556 UNC MS+++US MINTRARE
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1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN3550 UNC MS+++US MINTRARE
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN3550 UNC MS+++US MINTRARE
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1924 S Peace Dollar 1 Circulated Silver Coin RARE 5B13
1924 S Peace Dollar 1 Circulated Silver Coin RARE 5B13
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 585
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 585
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 589
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 589
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 579
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 579
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1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 580
1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 580
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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 UNC 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 736
Choice AU UNC 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 736
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Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 724
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 724
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Choice AU UNC 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 734
Choice AU UNC 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 734
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Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 000
Over 90 Years Old 1922 Peace Silver Dollar 90 Silver 000
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1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 1
1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 1
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1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 3
1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 3
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1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 2
1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 2
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1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 4
1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 4
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1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 5
1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 5
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1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 15
1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 15
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1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 16
1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 16
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1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 16
1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 16
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1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 22
1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 22
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1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 21
1922p Peace Dollar BU Condition 21
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Lot of 3 Coins 19221923 Silver Peace Dollars
Lot of 3 Coins 19221923 Silver Peace Dollars
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1922 1 Peace Dollar
1922 1 Peace Dollar
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silver dollar peace
silver dollar peace
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1922 S BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN3783 UNC MS+++US MINTRARE
1922 S BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN3783 UNC MS+++US MINTRARE
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1922 Silver Peace Dollar MS Condition Die Crack By Neck US Coins AK3890
1922 Silver Peace Dollar MS Condition Die Crack By Neck US Coins AK3890
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1922 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN
1922 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN
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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.

Peace Silver Dollar From 1921 1935
Peace Silver Dollar From 1921 1935
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Key Date MS Type
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Avidly Pursued Key Date MS Type
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Key Date NGC Unc Details High Grade White Coin
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Key Date NGC Unc Details High Grade White Coin
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1921 Peace Silver Dollar
1921 Peace Silver Dollar
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US 1921 1935 S Peace Dollar Complete Set 24 Coins
US 1921 1935 S Peace Dollar Complete Set 24 Coins
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1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR HIGH LUSTER AU DETAIL CONDITION
1921 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR HIGH LUSTER AU DETAIL CONDITION
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1921 Peace Dollar HIGH RELIEF DOLLAR CLEANED STILL NICE KEY DATE COIN
1921 Peace Dollar HIGH RELIEF DOLLAR CLEANED STILL NICE KEY DATE COIN
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1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Always In Demand Gem BU Key Date
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief Always In Demand Gem BU Key Date
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3 1921 1 Peace Dollars
3 1921 1 Peace Dollars
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1921 Peace Dollar BU Condition 56SU
1921 Peace Dollar BU Condition 56SU
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1921 Peace Dollar NICE Detail Cleaned 140SU 2
1921 Peace Dollar NICE Detail Cleaned 140SU 2
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1921 HIGH RELIEF PEACE DOLLAR PLEASING SATIN SHEEN FRESH SLAB NGC MS63
1921 HIGH RELIEF PEACE DOLLAR PLEASING SATIN SHEEN FRESH SLAB NGC MS63
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Peace Silver Dollar 1921 Better Date   1601
Peace Silver Dollar 1921 Better Date 1601
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1921 Peace Silver Dollar  XF Details
1921 Peace Silver Dollar XF Details
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1921 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar
1921 Philadelphia Mint Silver Peace Dollar
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1921 Peace Silver Dollar Key Date Toned Near Extra Fine Free U S Shipping
1921 Peace Silver Dollar Key Date Toned Near Extra Fine Free U S Shipping
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1921 1 Silver Peace Dollar Extra Fine Details
1921 1 Silver Peace Dollar Extra Fine Details
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1921 Peace Dollar Extra Fine to AU Condition 36SA 3
1921 Peace Dollar Extra Fine to AU Condition 36SA 3
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1921 Peace Dollar  High Relief  PCGS AU55  3361
1921 Peace Dollar High Relief PCGS AU55 3361
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1921 P SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 1765 FREE SHIPPING RARE KEY DATE HARD DATE
1921 P SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 1765 FREE SHIPPING RARE KEY DATE HARD DATE
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