Throughout the course of American history, the designs used on the obverse and reverse of much of the nation’s official currency has reflected the mood and psyche of the nation during a particular snapshot of time. The Silver Peace Dollar is no exception, and as one of the shortest-lived coin designs from the US Mint, it remains popular today with collectors. The Silver Peace Dollar Coin is available now on Silver.com.
- Encased in a protective plastic slab.
- First introduced in 1921!
- Consists of .773 troy ounces of .900 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States government.
- Graded Mint State 63 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Designed by Anthony de Francisci.
- Obverse features the image of a young Liberty.
- Reverse includes the American bald eagle, depicted at rest.
Congress authorized the United States Mint to resume production of silver dollars with passage of a bill in 1918. However, the Mint would not have a new design selected and ready for production until 1921.
Anthony de Francisci was the winner of a three-person contest to find a new design for the nation’s silver dollar. At 34 years old, de Francisci was the youngest competitor in the contest and brought the least experience as an engraver and coin designer to the group. His design came out on top regardless. The Silver Peace Dollar coin is memorable because its 1935 conclusion brought an end to silver dollar production as a circulation coin in the US.
The Silver Peace Dollar coins in this product listing earned Mint State 63 grades from the PCGS. Specimens such as these exhibit a mint luster that is slightly impaired, with several small contact marks visible and a few major flaws or blemishes also available. Silver Peace Dollar coins were minted from 1921 to 1928, and again briefly in 1934 and 1935.
On the obverse face of the Silver Peace Dollar is a younger, softer image of Liberty wearing a brilliant crown. Standard engravings of the day included “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and the coin’s year of issue.
The reverse of the coin featured the image of a bald eagle resting, wings at its side, on a quiver of arrows. The presence of the arrows signifies the nation is ready to defend itself, but the eagle at rest and the olive branch symbolizes the country’s desire for peace in the aftermath of World War I’s death and destruction.
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