The 1923-S Peace Dollar (Buy on eBay) represents the first in a series of conditionally challenging issues from the San Francisco Mint. While these coins can be acquired without much difficulty in circulated grades or near gem grades, they become extremely difficult to find and quite expensive at the MS65 grade level or higher.
This issue had an original mintage of 19,020,000 pieces. The coins are typically found weakly struck, which was the result of the San Francisco Mint using decreased striking pressure to extend the life of the dies. Other problems with the issue include dull luster and excessive bag marks or abrasions. These factors combine to make it extremely difficult to find a gem or near gem graded example with good eye appeal.
1923-S Peace Dollar Mintage and Specifications
- Date: 1923
- Mint Mark: S (San Francisco)
- Mintage: 19,020,000
- Designer: Anthony de Francisci
- Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
- Weight: 26.73 grams
- Diameter: 38.1 mm