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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!

Comments

It's Mokie

Level 6

Love the Peace Dollars. In fact the possibility of having them minted again in 2021 is making me absolutely giddy. The thought of a properly made proof high relief Peace Dollar is intoxicating. Thank You for your research, you're a junior Burdette.

Mike

Level 7

I think the Peace Dollar is a classic. The 1921 high relief was supposed to be a commen. And what bothers me this set was underrated for years. Now it's taken its place on the classic list. I'm glad to see it. That is for the blog I appreciate it.

Stumpy

Level 5

That is a sweet coin, Thanks again for the knowledge smack down! Later!

Golfer

Level 5

Who doesn't love a peace dollar. Would love a 1964 Peace Dollar, but then I guess it's illegal. Can't wait for the 2021 Peace dollars to be minted. I wonder what the mintage will be? If it's a low mintage, then it will be hard to get one right from the Mint. Might turn out to be a good coin? Nice blog on peace dollars.

I am excited about the 2021 Morgan/Peace dollars, I just hope they aren't all sold out by the time I get the chance to buy one.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Enjoyed your blog...

Longstrider

Level 6

My favorite. The beautiful Teresa Cafarelli de Francisci! Forever made Miss Liberty. Now that is a love story for the ages. Good blog. I just read that the 2021 Morgan and peace Dollar legislation was approved. First step. Should be cool. Thanks. Article for above; https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/house-approves-2021-morgan-and-peace-dollars?utm_content=bufferb7b6e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=contentlinks

Kepi

Level 6

I love Peace Dollars! Thanks for doing a good blog on them ; )

"SUN"

Level 6

Keep up the good work on your blogs. thanks

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