Coin Specifications

Category: Peace Dollars (1921-1935)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,939,000
Catalog: KM-150
Obverse Designer: Anthony de Francisci
Reverse Designer: Anthony de Francisci
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.15 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1926 S$1 MS obverse 1926 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like several Peace dollar issues, the 1926 has a low mintage. In this case, only 1.9 million pieces were struck. In the early 1940s, the 1926 was considered the scarcest Peace dollar. Then various hoards emerged of this and other issues over the next 25 years, and today this date is considered a relatively available issue in mint condition. Of the hoard coins that have emerged over the decades, most 1926 Peace dollars do not seem to have suffered from the extensive bagmarks that plague other issues.

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Last Updated: 1/20/2014

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1926 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 28.50 29.00 30.00 31.50 31.50 32.50 37.00 38.00 43.00 46.00 52.00 70.00 90.00 135 540 2250 24000 - - -
$ 33.00 34.00 42.00 43.00 48.00 52.00 58.00 77.00 115 235 950 8800 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8455
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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12/3/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 200, 206/Lot# 1131 $111.55
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 584 $103.50
3/18/2012 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3243, 3243/Lot# 2452 $460.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1192 $409.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25068 $90.48
12/16/2012 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/16/2012, 53/Lot# 89775 $65.51
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9285 $616.88
2/2/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131406/Lot# 20816 $158.63
6/15/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131425/Lot# 28243 $493.50


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