Common areas of weakness on 1921 Peace dollars

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Common areas of weakness on 1921 Peace dollars

Post by RogerB » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:01 pm

This brief article was originally posted on a general coin message board about a decade ago. It is reposted here for the information of silver dollar variety specialists. The article has been split into three (3) discussion panels to ensure readability. Anyone who would like a free PDF version for use by non-commercial hobby organizations should PM their email address to me.
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Re: Common areas of weakness on 1921 Peace dollars

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Re: Common areas of weakness on 1921 Peace dollars

Post by collectinsince65 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:19 pm

Excellent Roger. Thank you

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Re: Common areas of weakness on 1921 Peace dollars

Post by colwillys » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:38 pm

Super read RogerB .. This could be a good time to hunt the 21 PEACE DOLLAR .

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Re: Common areas of weakness on 1921 Peace dollars

Post by vampicker » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:41 pm

Thanks Roger, a well struck 21 Peace is a rare bird indeed.
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Re: Common areas of weakness on 1921 Peace dollars

Post by Longstrider » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:45 pm

Thanks for this offer and great post. PM sent.

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Re: Common areas of weakness on 1921 Peace dollars

Post by CascadeChris » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:39 pm

I've been looking for a true apple for years with no success :cry:
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Re: Common areas of weakness on 1921 Peace dollars

Post by RogerB » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:27 pm

When President Harding saw the original model for the obverse his only objection was about the "apple cheek" of Liberty. Clearly, this was not changed for 1921 coins. Few coins show this part of the design because there was not enough metal to flow into all of the die recesses at the maximum safe pressure available.

For reference purposes, collectors should be aware that many 1921 proofs do not show a clear "apple cheek." Further, there are several sandblast pieces in slabs labeled "proof" which are clearly NOT products of a medal press.

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Re: Common areas of weakness on 1921 Peace dollars

Post by davidkclose » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:18 pm

Thank you for the excellent work, and for posting it here. I expect that at some point the grading services will acknowledge the well struck coins, as they do with "Full Head" Standing Liberty quarters and 6-step Jefferson nickels.

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Re: Common areas of weakness on 1921 Peace dollars

Post by crabscrape » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:11 pm

Thanks Roger!

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