Peace dollars, one of the most popular coins around
If you’re a collector of silver or of any historic coin, then you’ll want to know all you can about the Peace Dollar. I love the history of Peace Dollars and am glad to have so many in my collection. I think you will to.
Here’s the story. The famous Peace Dollar silver coins were minted between 1921 and 1935 and are highly valued by collectors. The Peace Dollar silver coin bore an eagle standing on a rock is awash in rays of the sun, with the motto Peace on the rock the Eagle stands on.
The Peace Dollar reverse was designed by Anthony de Francisci, a famous designer. As the value of silver increase, the interest in the silver Peace Dollar continues to grow each day.
More on the history of these coins. Peace Dollars were created following World War I, the War to End All Wars, commemorating a time when Americans longed for a return of peace to their daily lives and hope for the future. Peace Dollars were first produced in 1921, and continued through 1928. At the time, the demand for silver coins was low and production was halted in 1928 and resumed for only a short time in 1934 and 1935.
There are rumors that several thousand silver Peace Dollars were minted in 1964 but were allegedly recovered and destroyed by the U.S. mint. This legend has never been confirmed. I think it’s partly because of its silver value but I believe it has more to do with the beauty of the coin, its relative scarcity in high mint state condition and its uniqueness as a coin during the time it was being actively produced by the U.S. Mint.
The Peace Silver Dollar is the last big US silver dollars to be minted of 90 percent silver for circulation. It only takes 24 date and mint mark combinations to build a complete set. To put together a complete collection of all mint marks is relatively inexpensive compared to Morgan Dollars. Another interesting way to collect the Silver Peace Dollar is by VAMs, varieties as defined by Leroy Van Allen and George Mallis in their in-depth research of Morgan Dollars and Peace dollars.
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