Random Date 1922-1935 $1 1 oz 90% Silver Peace Dollar
The Peace Silver Dollar is considered by many to be an artistic masterpiece, one of the finest ever produced in the United States. At .900 purity, it is considered to be constitutional silver. The coin was minted from 1921-1928 and 1934-1935. The coin’s beauty is on full display in the pieces offered here, which received grades of MS63 from the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC).
Design of these Peace Silver Dollars
Anthony de Francisci designed the obverse of the Peace Silver Dollar by using his wife, Teresa, as a model for Lady Liberty. Liberty faces directly to the left of the coin. She wears a radiant crown emanates rays upward, a design feature similar to many Roman coins. Her hair, which is long enough to cover her ear, blows back. Her neck divides the national motto into two parts, “IN GOD WE” to the left and “TRUST” to the right. The word “LIBERTY” arches over the image, with the B and E partially obscured by the crown. The year of mintage is inscribed along the rim at the bottom.
The reverse features an eagle unlike that on other American coinage. The eagle is at rest on a rock with its wings by its side, as opposed to extended. The eagle faces to the rights side of the coin, with its body oriented slightly away from the holder. In its talons, it grasps an olive branch, a symbol of peace. Rays emanate upward and outward from the lower right of the coin. “ONE” is inscribed to the left of the bird and “DOLLAR” is inscribed to the right, denoting the face value of the coin. The word “PEACE,” which gives the coin its name, is inscribed on the rock at the base of the image. The inscription “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” appears along the rim on the top half of the coin. “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” the motto from the Great Seal of the United States, is inscribed under it, also following the same arc. The motto is partially obscured by the eagle’s head.
Labels with these Peace Silver Dollar
These Peace Silver Dollars come with simple labels provided by NGC. The NGC logo appears twice on the label, once on the left and once at the bottom. The scales of justice are also included at the right. Besides the certification number and bar code, the label has just two lines. The first identifies the year of mintage of the coin, along with “S$1,” which indicates that the coin is silver and has a face value of one dollar. The second line is the grade, “MS63.”
Why add one of these Peace Silver Dollars to your collection?
The Peace Silver Dollar is one of the most beloved American coins for numismatists. It features a beautiful design and, for the idealistic, features more peaceful imagery than other American coinage, which typically includes an eagle bearing arrows. Each Peace Dollar has .7734 Troy oz. of silver with .900 purity. The coins are reasonably hefty at 3.1 mm while still being large enough to appreciate, with diameters of 38.1 mm. These MS63 versions are most appropriate for numismatic minded collectors because of their considerable premiums, but those premiums are not necessarily so high that they would be out of the range of a silver stacker willing to splurge a bit on an American classic.
|Year of Issue:||1922-1935|
|Weight in Grams:||24.055 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.7734 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Lady Liberty With Radiating Crown|
|Reverse Design:||Bald Eagle on Olive Branch|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Anthony de Francisci|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Anthony de Francisci|