The Peace Silver Dollar was minted from 1921 to 1935. This is the only U.S. coin that was dedicated to peace and was intended as a commemorative issue to be issued at the end of World War I. It was changed as a regular circulating coin. Designed by Anthony de Francisci, an Italian immigrant who studied under top engraver Adolph A. Weinman. It was Franciscis bride Maria Therese Caferelli that modeled for the Peace dollar. They were struck in 1921, but not released into circulation until 1922. These initial strikes had an exceptionally high relief which endeared them to collectors, but angered bankers for they would not stack well. The design was then modified, which accounts for the many weak and flat-appearing strikes that characterize the issues of later years. The reverse depicts an eagle perched on a rock, peering toward the sun through a series of rays.
Collection I sold with 24 coins. Condition is Very Fine to Extremely Fine with complete mintmarks from Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. Collection II sold with 24 coins. Condition is Very Good to Fine with complete mintmarks from Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.
Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Peace Silver Dollar Album Collection: 1921-1928 & 1934-1935