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1921 Peace Silver Dollar

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I discovered some interesting information on the 1921 Peace Silver Dollar.  Production of the 1,006,473 coins started on Dec. 28, 1921 and the entire mintage was produced by Dec. 31, 1921.  Treasury department records show on Dec. 28, 1921 200,000 coins were produced, the 29th only 103 coins, the 30th 656,370 coins, and the 31st 150,000 coins.  This was a busy four days for the mint.  This was the first year for the Peace Dollar as it was replacing the Morgan Silver Dollar, which was resurrected in 1921 after a long hiatus.  In fact the design for the Peace Dollar wasn’t even chosen till mid December of the same year.  This coin was created for two distinct reasons, one to commemorate the end of World War I, and two the U.S. government had just purchased several hundred million ounces of silver.  In all, Peace dollar production ran from 1921 to 1928 and again in 1934 and 1935.  It has always had a back seat in the collector world to the Morgan Silver Dollar, it just doesn’t seem to have the mysticism.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 12, 2010 at 8:08 am

Posted in Coins, Numismatics

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