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: $13.16 (3/29/2015)
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: 7150
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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3/31/2015 VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131513/Lot# 29624

Auction Prices Realized

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2/27/2003 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 7654 $333.50
3/23/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24035, 24035/Lot# 11830 $617.55
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1173 $1,755.00
11/27/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131149/Lot# 20758 $345.00
10/9/2012 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3361, 3361/Lot# 1215 $334.00
7/21/2013 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 761, 770/Lot# 318 $355.00
4/14/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20663 $393.63
9/7/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 218876 $469.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1721 $4,830.00

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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