Coin Specifications

Category: Peace Dollars (1921-1935)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,632,000
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: $13.14 (4/1/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1928 S S$1 MS obverse 1928 S S$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

While the 1928-S boasts a considerably higher mintage than its similarly dated P-mint counterpart (1.6 million pieces vs. 360,649 pieces), the former issue has a much lower certified population in MS65. It is the typically encountered striking incompleteness for S-mint Peace Dollars that keeps most extant '28-S examples from grading finer than MS64, although unsightly bagmarks also play a part.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/17/2015

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1928 S S$1 MS
Base $ 33.00 37.00 42.00 50.00 57.00 57.00 65.00 70.00 90.00 130 185 230 305 550 1235 23000 57500 - - - -
$ 60.00 - - 100.00 140 - 265 400 725 2800 39000 - - -

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Total Graded: 5167
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
11/22/2004 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1965, 1965/Lot# 1905 $143.00
3/6/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 227, 233/Lot# 6214 $299.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 528 $287.50
3/3/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131311/Lot# 24304 $64.00
9/22/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 138387 $214.50
5/12/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20686 $405.38
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9358 $1,075.13
6/15/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131425/Lot# 28244 $940.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1928 S S$1 MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6903
Owner: evilwoman13
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3419
Owner: Ramundo
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