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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 P AU Peace Silver Dollar Key Date Cleaned Surfaces
1921 P AU Peace Silver Dollar Key Date Cleaned Surfaces
$79.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 5m
1921 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 High Relief PCGS MS64
1921 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 High Relief PCGS MS64
$695.00
Time Remaining: 21d 5h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
COMPLETE PEACE DOLLAR COLLECTION 1921 1935 S
COMPLETE PEACE DOLLAR COLLECTION 1921 1935 S
$520.00 (26 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 42m

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.

1935 PEACE DOLLAR
1935 PEACE DOLLAR
$28.05 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 45m
1923 D Peace Dollar PCGS MS63 Blast White More at Store
1923 D Peace Dollar PCGS MS63 Blast White More at Store
$150.00
Time Remaining: 9d 6h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1923 D Peace SILVER dollar
1923 D Peace SILVER dollar
$15.99
Time Remaining: 2h 34m
1934 S PEACE DOLLAR
1934 S PEACE DOLLAR
$37.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 46m
1928 PEACE DOLLAR KEY DATE
1928 PEACE DOLLAR KEY DATE
$99.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4h 41m
1922 PEACE DOLLAR SILVER DOLLAR 90 SILVER US ONE DOLLAR COIN
1922 PEACE DOLLAR SILVER DOLLAR 90 SILVER US ONE DOLLAR COIN
$15.27 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 53m
1925 Peace Dollar
1925 Peace Dollar
$20.50 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 7m
1935 PEACE DOLLAR PCGS MS63
1935 PEACE DOLLAR PCGS MS63
$130.00
Time Remaining: 28d 21h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $130.00
better date 1935 Peace SILVER dollar
better date 1935 Peace SILVER dollar
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2h 37m
1922 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR
1922 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR
$15.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 39m
1922 UNC Peace Dollar GREAT LUSTER
1922 UNC Peace Dollar GREAT LUSTER
$21.95
Time Remaining: 51m
1925 Peace Silver dollar 90 Silver
1925 Peace Silver dollar 90 Silver
$16.66 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 7m
1935 1 Peace Dollar
1935 1 Peace Dollar
$27.97 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 8m
1 1928 Peace Silver Dollar VF Details KEY DATE  AvenueCoin
1 1928 Peace Silver Dollar VF Details KEY DATE AvenueCoin
$179.50
Time Remaining: 28d 8h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $179.50
1927 S Peace Dollar Key Date Nice Coin
1927 S Peace Dollar Key Date Nice Coin
$49.00
Time Remaining: 3h 53m
1922 D Peace Silver Dollar
1922 D Peace Silver Dollar
$15.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2h 12m
1927 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR
1927 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR
$30.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 48m
1927 1 Peace Dollar
1927 1 Peace Dollar
$26.05 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 3m
1928 P PEACE SILVER DOLLAR RARE XF DETAILS KEY DATE COIN MINTAGE 360649
1928 P PEACE SILVER DOLLAR RARE XF DETAILS KEY DATE COIN MINTAGE 360649
$142.00
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $142.00
1923 S Peace Silver Dollar
1923 S Peace Silver Dollar
$17.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 13m

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Collecting The 1924 Silver Dollar| 1924 Peace Dollar

The 1924 Peace Dollar

1924 P Peace Silver Dollar ItemA565
1924 P Peace Silver Dollar ItemA565
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 47m
LOT OF 3 CIRCULATED PEACE SILVER DOLLARS 1923 P 1924 P 1926 S
LOT OF 3 CIRCULATED PEACE SILVER DOLLARS 1923 P 1924 P 1926 S
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 59m
PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1924 NGC MS 63 EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1924 NGC MS 63 EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 8m
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 6907 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1924 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 6907 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 26m
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 11h 42m
1924 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 3487 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE HIGH GRADE
1924 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 3487 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE HIGH GRADE
$0.99
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 22m
1924 BU GEM SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 3491 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE UNC MS +++
1924 BU GEM SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 3491 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE UNC MS +++
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 34m
1924 S Peace Silver Dollar Ultra Rare Key Date S Mint Peace Dollar FREE S
1924 S Peace Silver Dollar Ultra Rare Key Date S Mint Peace Dollar FREE S
$0.99
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 55m
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 699
Ch AU Unc 1924 US Peace Silver Dollar 90 Pure Silver 699
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 10h 14m
Uncirculated 1924 S San Francisco Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
Uncirculated 1924 S San Francisco Mint Silver Peace Dollar Free S H
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 10h 42m
1924 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 3482 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE HIGH GRADE
1924 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 3482 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE HIGH GRADE
$0.99
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 26m
1924 BU GEM SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 3488 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE UNC MS +++
1924 BU GEM SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 3488 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE UNC MS +++
$0.99
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 40m
1924 ALMOST MINT PEACE SILVER DOLLAR EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
1924 ALMOST MINT PEACE SILVER DOLLAR EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 7m
PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1924 NGC MS 63 EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1924 NGC MS 63 EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 7m
4 Peace Silver Dollars 1922P 1923P 1924P 1925P
4 Peace Silver Dollars 1922P 1923P 1924P 1925P
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 9m
1924 S Peace Silver Dollar Fine
1924 S Peace Silver Dollar Fine
$0.99
Time Remaining: 7d 13h 27m
1922 1923 1924 PEACE DOLLARS CIRC Lot 205
1922 1923 1924 PEACE DOLLARS CIRC Lot 205
$1.00
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 7m
1924 Peace Dollar Lot 31H
1924 Peace Dollar Lot 31H
$1.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 7m
1924 Peace Dollar USCGS MS 67 Rare this Nice Lot 14P
1924 Peace Dollar USCGS MS 67 Rare this Nice Lot 14P
$1.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 7m
1924 Peace Dollar Lot 28H
1924 Peace Dollar Lot 28H
$1.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 7m

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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.

Stunning Better DATE 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 487
Stunning Better DATE 1922 D Peace Silver Dollar 487
$0.01 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 46m
1922 D Peace Silver Dollar Denver Minted 90 Silver 376
1922 D Peace Silver Dollar Denver Minted 90 Silver 376
$0.01 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 18m
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 473
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar San Francisco Minted 90 Silver 473
$0.01 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 44m
1922 BU GEM SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 3490 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE UNC MS +++
1922 BU GEM SILVER PEACE DOLLAR 3490 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE UNC MS +++
$0.99
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 25m
LOT OF 3 CIRCULATED PEACE SILVER DOLLARS 1922 P 1922 D 1923 S
LOT OF 3 CIRCULATED PEACE SILVER DOLLARS 1922 P 1922 D 1923 S
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 53m
PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1922 NGC MS 63 EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1922 NGC MS 63 EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 7m
1922 S ALMOST MINT PEACE SILVER DOLLAR EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
1922 S ALMOST MINT PEACE SILVER DOLLAR EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 7m
1922 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 6273 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1922 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 6273 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
$0.99
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 8m
Three 1922 1 Peace Silver Dollars
Three 1922 1 Peace Silver Dollars
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 10h 38m
1922 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 3481 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE HIGH GRADE
1922 SILVER PEACE DOLLAR COIN 3481 FREE SHIPPING RARE ESTATE HIGH GRADE
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 22m
PCGS MS 63 1922 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
PCGS MS 63 1922 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 7m
1922 ALMOST MINT PEACE SILVER DOLLAR EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
1922 ALMOST MINT PEACE SILVER DOLLAR EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 7m
1922 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 6856 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
1922 P BU GEM PEACE SILVER DOLLAR COIN 6856 UNC MS+++ US MINTRARE
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 7m
PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1922 NGC MS 63 EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 1922 NGC MS 63 EXACT COIN SHOWN OPENS AT 99C
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 8m
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar Uncirculated
1922 S Peace Silver Dollar Uncirculated
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 20m
4 Peace Silver Dollars 1922P 1923P 1924P 1925P
4 Peace Silver Dollars 1922P 1923P 1924P 1925P
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 9m
1922 NGC MS63 Peace Silver Dollar Lot 354
1922 NGC MS63 Peace Silver Dollar Lot 354
$1.00
Time Remaining: 18h 7m
1922 D 1922 P 1926 S PEACE DOLLARS CIRCS Lot 206
1922 D 1922 P 1926 S PEACE DOLLARS CIRCS Lot 206
$1.00
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 7m
1922 1923 1924 PEACE DOLLARS CIRC Lot 205
1922 1923 1924 PEACE DOLLARS CIRC Lot 205
$1.00
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 7m
1922  1923 PEACE DOLLARS PCGS MS 64 Lot 36
1922 1923 PEACE DOLLARS PCGS MS 64 Lot 36
$1.00
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 7m

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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 P AU Peace Silver Dollar Key Date Cleaned Surfaces
1921 P AU Peace Silver Dollar Key Date Cleaned Surfaces
$79.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 5m
1921 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 High Relief PCGS MS64
1921 US Peace Silver Dollar 1 High Relief PCGS MS64
$695.00
Time Remaining: 21d 5h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
COMPLETE PEACE DOLLAR COLLECTION 1921 1935 S
COMPLETE PEACE DOLLAR COLLECTION 1921 1935 S
$520.00 (26 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 42m
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR AU DETAILS
1921 PEACE SILVER DOLLAR AU DETAILS
$71.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 29m
1921 1935 S Complete Peace Dollar Collection in Album Silver 1
1921 1935 S Complete Peace Dollar Collection in Album Silver 1
$699.99
Time Remaining: 10h 48m
1927 Peace Silver Dollar NGC Certified AU 53 Key Date Rarer Than 1921
1927 Peace Silver Dollar NGC Certified AU 53 Key Date Rarer Than 1921
$55.00
Time Remaining: 6h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar
1921 1 Peace Silver Dollar
$50.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 7m
1921 Peace Silver Dollar PCGS MS 62 High Relief Philadelphia Mint SB039
1921 Peace Silver Dollar PCGS MS 62 High Relief Philadelphia Mint SB039
$350.00
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
1921 P Peace Dollar Mid Grade
1921 P Peace Dollar Mid Grade
$37.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 19m
1921 Peace Silver Dollar  Choice BU 2  Full Strike
1921 Peace Silver Dollar Choice BU 2 Full Strike
$229.50
Time Remaining: 10d 1h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $229.50
Complete 10 Coin Peace Silver Dollar Set 1 Date From Each Year 1921 1935 A
Complete 10 Coin Peace Silver Dollar Set 1 Date From Each Year 1921 1935 A
$171.38 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 17m
1921 Peace Silver Dollar Very Good Details Very Fine High Relief Style
1921 Peace Silver Dollar Very Good Details Very Fine High Relief Style
$50.00
Time Remaining: 10h 7m
1921 PHILADELPHIA SILVER PEACE DOLLAR
1921 PHILADELPHIA SILVER PEACE DOLLAR
$52.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 7m
1921 Peace Silver Dollar  Select BU 1  At an Attractive Price
1921 Peace Silver Dollar Select BU 1 At an Attractive Price
$185.00
Time Remaining: 28d 3h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
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: 24d 13h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
1921 Peace Dollar Lustrous BU++ free shipping
1921 Peace Dollar Lustrous BU++ free shipping
$128.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 7m
1921 Peace Dollar VF Very Fine 1 Silver High Relief Key Date
1921 Peace Dollar VF Very Fine 1 Silver High Relief Key Date
$69.99
Time Remaining: 10h 29m
20 Mixed Cull 1921 Morgan  Peace Silver Dollars Free Priority Mail Shipping
20 Mixed Cull 1921 Morgan Peace Silver Dollars Free Priority Mail Shipping
$355.00
Time Remaining: 24d 22h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $355.00
1921 P Peace Silver Dollar High Relief Key Date PCGS AU 58 Certified Graded 8106
1921 P Peace Silver Dollar High Relief Key Date PCGS AU 58 Certified Graded 8106
$163.11 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 23m
1921 Peace Dollar
1921 Peace Dollar
$48.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 15m

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