The Peace Silver Dollar would experience one of the briefest, but most unconventional mintage periods in the history of US currency. It was produced by the United States Mint from 1921 to 1928 and then for another 2 years from 1934 to 1935 due to changes in legislation. The Peace Silver Dollar is the last genuine silver dollar to ever be produced. Consequently, it remains a popular favorite among collectors since it is one of the few existing pieces of silver currency left.
All peace dollars featured in this collection are in very good circulated condition, which means that they have maintained an above average appearance despite visible wear. Each individual coin was minted from .77344 Troy oz of 90% pure silver. It measures 38.1 mm in diameter.
The artwork for the Peace Silver Dollar was the result of a contest, in which participants were asked to create the new dollar coin design. The winning entry came from artist, Anthony di Francisci. His design displayed a unique rendition of Lady Liberty that was based on the real life Statue of Liberty. Francisci’s Liberty is depicted on the front of the coin wearing a radiate or multiple pointed crown with several loose strands of hair gently blowing in the wind. Beneath her appear the words “In God We Trust”. Also inscribed in a circular border along the coin’s edge are her name and the coin’s mintage year.
Prominently displayed on the reverse side of the dollar coin is another beloved American icon, the bald eagle. The eagle perches nobly upon a mountain top with an olive branch clasped in its talons. Emanating behind our national bird are rays of sunlight, whose pointed shape is reminiscent of Lady Liberty’s crown. Appearing above the eagle as an arched heading are our nation’s name and the words “E Pluribus Unum”.