Peace Dollar

It is the very end of 1921. World War I is over, but still fresh in the minds of the world, and there are still seven years before the Great Depression hits.  America is in the midst of an economic boom and needs silver coins to replace all of the Morgan dollars melted down by the Pittman Act.  Enter the Peace Dollar.  Designed by Anthony de Francisci, the Peace Dollar was named as way to commemorate the end of the war to end all wars.  The Peace Dollar was the last 90% silver dollar put into circulation in America until the issuance of the Eisenhower Dollar and later the Susan B. Anthony dollar. The Peace Dollar carried America through the roaring twenties as well as the Great Depression, but its production ceased soon thereafter.

 Peace Dollars, from their high relief origins in 1921 to their Great Depression discontinuation in 1935, are highly collectable.  With  a design chosen from a competition and made by an Italian immigrant, a scandal regarding a national debate for the right of public schools to teach evolution, and even supporting America through the Great Depression.  The Peace Dollar is an American classic and is perfect for anyone looking for Americana, history, and of course a timeless design struck in .900 fine silver. Keep reading to learn more about one of the most Iconic American $1 coins, some of its most notable years of issue, and to browse our selection, so you can find the perfect Peace dollar for your collection.

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    1925-1926 Peace Dollar Almighty BU Set

    $149.00 As Low As $144.60
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    1923-P Peace Dollar NGC/PCGS MS64

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    1921-1922 Morgan Silver Dollar and Peace Dollar Set - 2PC

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    1923-P Peace Dollar BU

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    1925-S $1 Silver Peace Dollar XF

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    1922-D Peace Dollar XF

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    1922-P Peace Dollar BU

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    1922-1935 Peace Dollar BU

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    1927-D Peace Silver Dollar XF

    $59.95 As Low As $58.18
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    1921-P Peace Silver Dollar High Relief BU

    $379.00 As Low As $367.82
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    1922-PDS Peace Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated Set 3 Pieces

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    1927-S Peace Silver Dollar XF

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    1927-P Peace Dollar XF

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    1922-P Peace Dollar NGC MS64 Smithsonian Coin Classics

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    1934-1935-P Peace Dollar XF 2pc Set

    $129.00 As Low As $125.19
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    1927-P Peace Dollar AU

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    Peace Dollar Denver Mint Collection AU 5 Pieces

    $299.95 As Low As $291.10
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    1849-1986 1 Dollar Gold Silver Firsts 5 Pieces Set

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    1927-PDS Peace Dollar Murderers Row Collection AU

    $299.00 As Low As $290.18
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    1922-D Silver Peace Dollar NGC/PCGS MS64

    $199.00 As Low As $193.13
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    1924-P Peace Dollar NGC/PCGS MS64

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    1922-P Peace Dollar NGC/PCGS MS64

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    1927-P Peace Dollar PCGS MS65

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Iconic Peace Dollar Design

Both the obverse and reverse of the coin were designed by a young Anthony de Francisci following a competition to determine the design of the then yet to be determined new dollar.

Other notable creators who entered the competition included Adolph Weinman, Herman McNeil, and Victor D. Brenner.

The obverse features a left facing profile of Liberty, who was based off the profile of de Francisci’s own wife. The inscriptions, “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and the date appear on this face. Liberty’s hair streams behind her and a radiating tiara sits upon her head, recalling the Statue of Liberty. The reverse features a perched Eagle, emblematic of the American Nation, clutching an olive branch. An apt symbol following the world’s weariness from World War I and the enthusiasm for the Peace that followed. 

1921 Peace Dollar

1921 Peace Dollars, from the first year of issue, are special among not only the rest of the Peace Dollar series, but also among Silver Dollars in general. 1921 Peace Dollars were struck in ultra-high relief, giving each 1921 Peace Dollar exquisite detail.  This detail came at the price of ease, however. The striking process for making such high relief coins proved extremely difficult to make so the minting of the Peace Dollar changed to a low relief starting with the 1922 Peace Dollars. Since they are the only year with the high relief style of striking, the 1921 Peace Dollars are highly sought after by collectors for both quality and their uniqueness. 

1922 Peace Dollar

1922 Peace Dollars are the first Peace Dollars to be struck in low relief.  After the 1921 high relief Peace Dollars proved difficult to strike at the mintage required so the United States Mint altered later releases to be low relief. 

1925 Peace Dollar

1925 marked an interesting time in both history and science.  This is the era of Darwin and evolution.  This is the year of the infamous Monkey Trial where a Tennessee teacher, after days of debate and deliberation, was found guilty of violating Tennessee law by teaching evolution in public schools.  During this time, a debate swept through the nation surrounding Darwinism and whether or not it should be taught in school or not.  The United States Mint wasn’t sitting out on this issue either.  There are a handful of 1926 Peace Dollars that has been given the moniker, Almighty Peace Dollars. The Almighty Peace Dollar is named as such because the word “God” in the phrase “In God We Trust” appears to be oddly emboldened on the coin surface.  The story goes that the chief mint engraver at the time, John Sinnock, purposefully highlighted the word as a testament to his own faith as well as giving his opinions on the national debate going on.  Now a days, the Almighty Peace Dollar is a big find for collectors and is highly sought after.