Coin Specifications

Category: Peace Dollars (1921-1935)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 954,057
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: $12.10 (7/6/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1934 S$1 MS obverse 1934 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Coinage of silver dollars was halted in 1928 after the bullion purchased from Western silver mine owners was exhausted. The silver dollars of 1934-1935 were coined from silver acquired under various authorizations, including the Act of May 12, 1933 empowering the government to accept silver on war debt accounts for conversion into silver dollars, President Roosevelt's proclamation of December 21, 1933 mandating that the mints coin silver dollars from newly-purchased Western mine bullion, and the Silver Purchase Act of June 18, 1934 ordering the Treasury to buy silver worldwide until its market price reached $1.2929 per ounce (a figure considered to be the standard value of silver for many years), or until the monetary value of the Treasury's silver holdings reached 1/3 of the value of its gold stock.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/18/2015

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1934 S$1 MS
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Base $ 31.00 34.00 36.00 38.00 45.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 95.00 145 185 245 425 910 3950 25000 - - -
$ 48.00 - - 75.00 105 160 210 300 525 2150 12750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5299
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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10/4/1999 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1218, 1218/Lot# 1777 $59.95
2/7/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #27, 31/Lot# 682 $1,955.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 3201 $805.00
7/17/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131130/Lot# 23099 $345.00
8/28/2011 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/28/2011, 133/Lot# 15671 $154.01
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1167/Lot# 9265 $373.75
7/15/2012 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 63181 $577.50
4/21/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3478, 6027/Lot# 20249 $185.65


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