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: $13.26 (10/23/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 1/29/2014

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1928 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 290 335 355 365 380 380 400 415 435 475 525 575 660 880 1375 5000 31000 - - - -
$ 410 430 445 465 510 575 625 790 1150 2800 6300 49000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6985
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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11/10/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1211/Lot# 4807
11/10/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1211/Lot# 4806
11/10/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8692
11/10/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8691


Auction Prices Realized

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2/18/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2491, 2491/Lot# 1867 $1,288.00
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1173 $1,755.00
9/2/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1044 $368.00
7/21/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/21/2013, 84/Lot# 123992 $539.13
2/16/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 791, 800/Lot# 345 $254.00
5/12/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20681 $779.03
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 4935 $11,162.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1928 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base695776798818849881900920996104511151160121712961629187834477062608992342284340453
7227838048288598879069451012106811301179124314071712240146527062713713770287130
000000906945101210681130117912431407171224014652706271371377000
000000913970102810911145119812691518179529245857706281851830600
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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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