The last US silver dollar coin issued for circulation was struck in 1935. This final year for the Silver Peace Dollar marked the end of a program that had started more than a century before in the early decades of American history. In 1921, the Silver Peace Dollar made its debut in the final days of the year as the final Silver Morgan Dollar strike made way for the new Peace Dollar design. Today, 1921-2021 Peace Dollar Rounds are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside acrylic capsules with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
- Celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first Silver Peace Dollar release!
- Consists of One ounce of nickel silver.
- Nickel-silver consists of 60% copper, 20% zinc, and 20% nickel.
- The obverse field comes with an effigy of Liberty.
- On the reverse is the American bald eagle.
- Inspired by the designs of Anthony de Francisci.
The last time the United States Mint had issued a silver dollar coin prior to 1921 was in 1904. The Bland-Allison Act had authorized the US Treasury to buy silver on the open market to support the US Mint’s coining of a silver dollar from 1878 until the silver purchased under the act was depleted. This moment arrived in 1904 and the Silver Morgan Dollar was halted. When the Pittman Act of 1918 authorized a restart to silver coining, it resumed in 1921 with the Morgan Dollar design. By December, the new Peace Dollar design was revealed and in production by the 27th of the month.
All of the 1921-2021 Peace Dollar Rounds in this listing come with an individual acrylic capsule and a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint. Struck by private mints, these rounds have are made from a full ounce of nickel silver.
These Peace Dollar Rounds are made with one full ounce of nickel silver. The term nickel-silver refers to a copper alloy that consists of 60% copper, 20% nickel, and 20% zinc in a typical specimen. These tribute coins have proof-like visuals such as frosted designs and mirrored backgrounds.
The obverse field of the 1921-2021 Peace Dollar Rounds comes with the original image from the Peace Dollar. This left-profile portrait was created by de Francisci in 1921 with his wife sitting as the model for his portrait of Liberty. In this design, Liberty wears a towering crown formed by rays of sunshine.
On the reverse side of 1921-2021 Peace Dollar Rounds is a depiction of the American bald eagle. Reflecting America’s desire for peace after World War I, the design shows the bald eagle at rest, wings at its side, as it clutches an olive branch in its talons.
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