Silver Peace Dollar Specification

The Peace Dollar coin was the last circulating dollar coin to contain silver, each coin containing .77344 oz of pure silver (90% silver, 10% copper). It was introduced in 1921 and replaced the Morgan dollar, with an initial mint run from 1921-1928 and then 1934-1935. The overall weight of the coin is 26.73 grams and it has a diameter of 38.1mm, with a reeded edge.

There are 24 different coins by date and mint mark. The first produced in late 1921 and released for circulation in January 1922. Peace dollars were minted annually right up to 1928 when production ceased as the US Mint had met the requirements of the Pittman Act 1918 (a Federal Law requiring the US Mint to strike millions of silver dollars). In 1934 & 1935 production did resume briefly, as a result of other legislation before stopping again.

Peace Dollars were struck at several US Mint locations throughout their minting life. The table below shows mint numbers via mint locations. Mint marks (see letters in brackets) can be found on the reverse of the coins one the left at the tip of the eagle’s wing - Philadelphia (no mint mark), Denver (D), San Francisco(S), New Orleans (O) and Carson City (CC).

Silver Peace Dollar Mintage Information

Year Philadelphia
Mint 
Denver
Mint 
San Francisco
Mint
19211,006,473
192251,737,00015,063,00017,475,000
192330,800,0006,811,00019,020,000
192411,811,0001,728,000
192510,198,0001,610,000
19261,939,0002,348,7006,980,000
1927848,0001,268,900866,000
1928360,6491,632,000
1934954,0571,011,000
19351,576,0001,964,000


The coin was designed by the sculptor Anthony de Francisci. Its design resulted from a competition to find a design which symbolized peace – commemorating the end of World War I and the restoration of peace. The obverse side features a portrait of Lady Liberty and a perched eagle on the reverse. The word “peace” is inscribed on each coin under the perched eagle on the reverse of the coin.


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