Production of silver dollars resumed at the Denver Mint with the 1926-D Peace Dollar. This issue is known as one of the most consistently well produced coins of the series with sharp strikes and excellent luster. Unlike previous issues from this mint, the coins are seldom encountered with die cracks.
As with the Philadelphia and San Francisco issues for this year, the word “GOD” within the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” was strengthened resulting in its more prominent appearance.
From the original mintage of 2,348,700 pieces, there are a fair number of survivors in gem grades and higher. Across the two major grading services, about 1,200 pieces have been graded MS65, about 300 graded MS66, and 15 pieces have been graded MS67. An example graded PCGS MS67 with CAC sticker realized a price of $37,375 at auction in 2011.
1926-D Peace Dollar Mintage and Specifications
Mint mark: D (Denver)
Designer: Anthony de Francisci
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Weight: 26.73 grams
Diameter: 38.1 mm