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Peace Silver Dollar ($1)

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In 1921, both Peace Dollars and Morgan Dollars were produced. Very few Proofs were made making them quite valuable as compared to Proofs of other Silver Dollars. It is believed this dollar was referred to as the Peace Dollar to commemorate a time of World Peace. Even the eagle on the reverse appears at peace as it sits perched on a rock with a laurel branch and with PEACE inscribed below. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and E PLURIBUS UNUM are above, while ONE DOLLAR is to be seen just below the center. Rays of an unseen sun emanate from the lower right.

On the obverse Miss Liberty is facing left, wearing a diadem of spikes. LIBERTY is above, while IN GOD WE TRUST and the date are below. Issues of 1921, and a few pieces dated 1922, are in high relief, although collectors have not necessarily differentiated this as a distinct design. It was found that the high relief caused problems in having the pieces strike up properly, so in 1922 the motifs were redone to a shallower format, a style continued through 1935. Mintage of Peace silver dollars was continuous from 1921 through 1928 and again in 1934 and 1935.


Specimens of the common issues from 1921 through 1925 are readily obtainable in various grades from Very Fine through Uncirculated. Sharply struck Uncirculated pieces with full lustre and with a minimum of marks are quite scarce.
Peace Silver Dollar ($1)
Ardhony DeFrincisci
0.900 part silver, 0.100 Part copper
38.1 mm
412.5 grains
Fewer than 50 in 1921-1922

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