The Peace Dollar was struck from the same composition as the previous Morgan Dollar, 90% silver and 10% copper. The coins have a standard weight of 26.73 grams, diameter of 38.1 mm, and a reeded edge.
Coins were struck during the last week of 1921 through the end of 1935, variously at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mint facilities. The mint mark for the latter two appears on the reverse of the coin near the Eagle’s tail feathers below the “One” from “One Dollar.” The “D” mint mark is used for coins produced at the Denver Mint and the “S” mint mark is used for coins produced at the San Francisco Mint.
While Morgan Dollars are known for having toned in exciting colors, by contrast most Peace Dollars are scarcely found with any color on the surface. Unlike the earlier silver dollars, this series was not generally saved in massive quantities for many decades in mint bags, which would have provided the opportunity for toning to take place. On occasion some coins are encountered with pattern toning, although vibrant colors are usually not present.
Peace Dollar Specifications
Dates: 1921 – 1935
Mint Mark: none (Philadelphia), D (Denver), S (San Francisco)
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Weight: 26.73 grams
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Designer: Anthony de Francisci