The 1935 Peace Dollar would mark the conclusion of the series and also represent the last silver dollar issued for circulation. The series had been produced during a period of fifteen years and struck across ten different dates, variously at three different mint facilities. An entire collection of dates and mint marks includes only 24 coins making the series much more approachable than the massive Morgan Dollar series, while still providing challenges due to grade scarcity.
Some have felt that the conclusion of the Peace Dollar series at this juncture was symbolic. The series had been created to mark the restoration of peace following the conclusion of the Great War. Only a few years after the conclusion of the series, the second World War would begin.
The 1935 Peace Dollars produced at Philadelphia are often boldly struck and may exhibit deep luster. From a mintage of 1,576,000 pieces, a fair number of uncirculated examples have survived. Across the two major grading services, there have been more than 1,500 examples graded MS65, more than 250 pieces graded MS66, and five pieces graded MS67 by NGC. One of the NGC MS67 graded coins sold for $16,100 at auction in March 2010.
1935 Peace Dollar Mintage and Specifications
Mint mark: none (Philadelphia)
Designer: Anthony de Francisci
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Weight: 26.73 grams
Diameter: 38.1 mm