In a unique situation for the series, the 1926-S Peace Dollar (Buy on eBay) had a higher mintage than the Philadelphia and Denver Mint issues of the same year. This year’s San Francisco Mint issue also represents a significant step up in the typical quality associated with the mint during the series.
Strike and luster are both typically above average, leading to a somewhat more plentiful supply of gems. The issue does become more difficult to locate at higher grade levels. Across the two major grading services, there have been about 1,000 pieces graded MS65, about 100 pieces graded MS66, and two pieces graded MS67 by PCGS.
One of the PCGS MS67 graded examples realized a record price for the issue of $32,200 at an auction in 2011.
Similar to the other issues for this year, the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” on the obverse has been retouched resulting in a strengthening of the word “GOD”.
1926-S Peace Dollar Mintage and Specifications
- Date: 1926
- Mint Mark: S (San Francisco)
- Mintage: 980,000
- Designer: Anthony de Francisci
- Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
- Weight: 26.73 grams
- Diameter: 38.1 mm