Peace Dollar - WR
The Peace dollar is a United States dollar coin minted from 1921 to 1928, and again in 1934 and 1935. Designed by Anthony de Francisci, the coin was the result of a competition to find designs emblematic of peace. Its obverse represents the head and neck of the Goddess of Liberty in profile, and the reverse depicts a Bald Eagle at rest clutching an olive branch, with the legend "Peace". It was the last United States dollar coin to be struck for circulation in silver.
|Denomination: Peace dollar|
|Weight = 26.73|
|Diameter = 38.1|
|Diameter inch = 1.5|
|Mint marks: Located above tip of eagle's wings on reverse.
Denver Mint - D
San Francisco Mint - S
Philadelphia Mint - None
|Edge = reeded|
|Silver troy oz: 0.77344|
|Years of Minting: 1921–1928; 1934–1935|
|Philadelphia - 111,230,179|
|Denver - 27,061,100|
|San Francisco - 52,286,000|
|Obverse Design: Liberty|
|Reverse Design: A perched Bald Eagle|
|Designer: Anthony de Francisci|
|Obverse/Reverse Design Date: 1921|
With the passage of the Pittman Act in 1918, the United States Mint was required to strike millions of silver dollars, and began to do so in 1921, using the Morgan dollar design. Numismatist began to lobby the Mint to issue a coin that memorialized the peace following World War I; although they failed to get Congress to pass a bill requiring the redesign, they were able to persuade government officials to take action. The Peace dollar was approved by United States Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon in December 1921, completing the redesign of United States coinage that had begun in 1907.
|1923-P VAM-1A2||1922-S VAM-2X2||1934-D VAM-4|
|(Whisker Jaw)||( Rim Cud at UN)||( The "King of Peace dollar VAMs")|
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