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US Peace Dollars
The United States Peace Dollars were produced from 1921 until 1928 and then again in 1934 & 1935. It was minted at Denver (D), San Francisco (S) and Philadelphia (No mintmark). The Pitman Act of 1918 called for the US to start minting more Silver coins. From 1918 to 1921 the older Morgan dollar version was used. The mint wanted a new coin and started a contest for it’s new design. Here is the mintage numbers.
New Coin Design
All the major players jumped in with their ideas including the head engraver at the mint. But out of nowhere Anthony De Francisci, who primarily made buttons, plaques and medals, stepped up to the plate. His design won the hearts of the mint but not without some controversy.
The original design of the coin showed an Eagle perched atop a broken sword holding an Olive branch. Being fresh out of WW1 that rendition was not adopted. In an emergency meeting the choice was made to alter the coin prior to production It went under the knife and was updated to it’s current form.
Peace Dollar Obverse
The Obverse of this coin is said to depict the profile of LIberty itself. With hair billowing and a radiant crown it was a symbolic representation of the sun, perhaps meant to indicate the dawn of a new era.
Peace Dollar Reverse
The updated reverse of the coin now featured an eagle at rest carrying an olive branch and perched in front of a sunburst. It also had the countries name, the mint mark and the “E Pluribus Unum” motto.
I hope you have been enjoying my coin collection so far. Many more articles will be coming up in the future, covering all types of numismatic, bullion and collectable silver and gold coins. Did you find this informative? Do you collect coins? I’d love to see them if so.
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