Coin Specifications

Category: Peace Dollars (1921-1935)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,610,000
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: $14.35 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1925 S S$1 MS obverse 1925 S S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1925-S Peace dollar is a well-known rarity at the Gem level within the series. Roger Burdette's series reference, A Guide Book of Peace Dollars, cites it as 'a very poorly struck issue within the series, and along with the 1928-S, is perhaps the most difficult coin to find in high grades.' The present Gem, certified in a green-label holder, boasts superior luster on silver-gray surfaces lightly tinged with amber. The strike, even while showing some weakness on the high points of each side, is still considerably stronger than usually seen. An arcing scrape through the letters TATES OF A on the reverse undoubtedly factored into the grade, although it may be Mint-caused. There is also a tiny edge tick above the A in STATES. Despite these minor drawbacks, this coin appears solidly graded overall, radiating appeal and desirability in equal measure. Population: 36 in 65, 0 finer (3/11). From The Paul Taylor Collection.

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1925 S S$1 MS
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Base $ 30.00 33.00 36.00 38.00 40.00 40.00 48.00 55.00 62.00 73.00 95.00 115 155 260 1075 21500 45000 - - - -
$ 45.00 52.00 60.00 68.00 80.00 105 130 200 665 2350 37000 - - -
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Total Graded: 5410
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65


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7/1/2003 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23072, 23072/Lot# 11998 $105.80
9/15/2003 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 886 $403.00
1/7/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 9185 $448.50
10/22/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 188, 194/Lot# 8739 $649.75
8/7/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2568, 2568/Lot# 1150 $980.00
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# 2432 $632.50
6/29/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 200761 $127.00


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