Coin Specifications

Category: Peace Dollars (1921-1935)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 360,649
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: $12.75 (3/2/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1928 S$1 MS obverse 1928 S$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1928 Philadelphia Peace dollar issue has the lowest mintage of the series (360,649 pieces). It is considered one of the key dates and brings a significant price even in circulated conditions. The issue had quality-control and post-strike problems, however. Roger Burdette, in his 2008 Guide Book of Peace Dollars, writes of the 1928 dollar:

'Coins produced in 1928 in the Philadelphia Mint were struck softly compared to the other issues from this mint, and luster is also average. Many of these are heavily toned an unattractive gold. Finding one that is white usually means it has been dipped.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/17/2015

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1928 S$1 MS
Base $ 280 335 360 385 400 400 415 425 460 510 545 585 700 1025 1600 5600 40000 - - - -
$ - - - 480 525 - 625 800 1150 2800 14500 - - -

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Total Graded: 7120
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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3/1/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7953
3/3/2015 XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131509/Lot# 22087
3/3/2015 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131509/Lot# 21480
3/3/2015 AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131509/Lot# 21479

Auction Prices Realized

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10/13/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 291, 297/Lot# 1263 $1,121.25
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1173 $1,755.00
3/4/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131211/Lot# 28979 $488.75
5/13/2012 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3275, 3275/Lot# 2225 $300.00
5/6/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131220/Lot# 26394 $517.50
5/27/2012 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1548 $483.00
8/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21398 $481.75
9/7/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 209274 $430.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1928 S$1 MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3447
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1878
Owner: andold
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