The Peace Dollar is a vintage American rare coin minted from 1921 to 1935. Today, they are seldom seen but are cherished by coin collectors and enthusiasts of American history alike. Offered here is a pleasant example hand-selected by professional numismatists after screening thousands of coins for quality and eye-appeal. Each coin is housed in an airtight capsule and presented in a plush-lined box with display easel, magnetic lid, and certificate of authenticity. The coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine, dated between 1922 and 1926, and will match the quality of the one shown. If you are interested in building a collection, consider adding other great selections from the Icons of American Coinage Series to compliment your purchase.
HISTORY OF THE PEACE SILVER DOLLAR
The Peace dollar is often considered the most beautiful silver dollar ever minted by the United States. Following World War I, there was a widespread sentiment to issue a coin to commemorate the restoration of peace. The federal Commission of Fine Arts held a competition and invited nine medalists to submit designs for a new dollar. The relatively inexperienced winner was Anthony de Francisci-an Italian immigrant who modeled a depiction of Liberty after his wife Teresa. On this stunning coin, Liberty wears a radiant crown like that worn by the Statue of Liberty. The reverse features a resting eagle clutching an olive branch of peace and looking towards the sun's rays. The word PEACE appears on a rock below the eagle. Production began in 1921 and continued through 1928. No dollars were minted from 1929-1933, as demand was low during the Great Depression.
Limited production resumed in 1934 and 1935 for the redemption of paper silver certificates. The Peace dollar turned out to be the last true silver dollar ever minted for circulation in the United States. Sadly, its timely end came not 4 years before World War II and the end of world peace.
- Type: Peace Dollar (1921-1935)
- Designer: Anthony de Francisci
- Weight: 26.73 grams
- Diameter: 38.1 mm
- Composition: 0.900 silver and 0.100 copper
- Net silver weight: 0.77344 oz pure silver
- Obverse Design: Liberty with radiant crown
- Obverse Inscription: LIBERTY / IN GOD WE TRVST / DATE
- Reverse Design: Eagle perched upon a rock with olive branch in talons / Sun rays
- Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / PEACE / ONE DOLLAR
- 3 x 3 x 1