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26 Sep 2020

The History of The Peace Silver Dollar Part 2

Coins-United States | s12k3

Hello guys! The topic for today’s blog is the history of the Peace Dollar. It is one of my favorite United States minted coins. If not for the Pittman Act, these coins might not have been produced! The grind for the YN Dollars continues! The Peace dollar is often overshadowed by the Morgan dollar. The roughly 1 8 7 million Peace dollars struck between 1 9 2 1 and 1 9 3 5 was a fraction of the half billion Morgan dollars struck in their time, between 1 8 7 8 and 1 9 0 4 and again in 1 9 2 1. The Peace Dollar is one of the shortest series of silver coins the U.S. Mint has ever issued with only 24 coinsCollectors are often content to have a single example of the high relief 1 9 2 1 Peace dollar and the modified, lower relief 1 9 2 2 to 1 9 3 5 issues for type purposes in their collections. There is a big difference in a regular peace dollar and a high relief peace dollar, which is a little hard to tell by the photos. Did you know the designer Anthony de Francisci based Liberty’s head off of the features of his new bride? That is a pretty cool fact. It was the first American coin that would not have been issued without a concerted push by several prominent numismatists and the American Numismatic Association. In November 1918 Frank Dufield, a numismatist, published an article in The Numismatist, the ANA’s monthly magazine, in which he suggested a circulating coin be issued to celebrate the U.S. victory in the war. Two years later prominent expert Farran Zerbe gave a speech at an ANA convention in Chicago arguing for a coin sold at face value to honor the treaties that ended the war, which he felt was especially fitting since American silver played an important role in the war.The rarest of all Peace Dollars is the 1 9 6 4 - D, as the Denver Mint struck around 3 0 0 , 0 0 0 Peace Dollars in 1 9 6 5 with the 1 9 6 4 date on the coins. Most of these were melted. In fact, it is illegal to possess a 1 9 6 4 - dated Peace dollar because they were not released to the public.Thank you for reading this blog. I hope you enjoyed it. The next blog is about the trime, a three cent coin. See you next time!

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