Coin Specifications

Category: Peace Dollars (1921-1935)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,610,000
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: $14.45 (8/26/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1925 S S$1 MS obverse 1925 S S$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1925-S Peace dollar is a well-known rarity at the Gem level within the series. Roger Burdette's series reference, A Guide Book of Peace Dollars, cites it as 'a very poorly struck issue within the series, and along with the 1928-S, is perhaps the most difficult coin to find in high grades.' The present Gem, certified in a green-label holder, boasts superior luster on silver-gray surfaces lightly tinged with amber. The strike, even while showing some weakness on the high points of each side, is still considerably stronger than usually seen. An arcing scrape through the letters TATES OF A on the reverse undoubtedly factored into the grade, although it may be Mint-caused. There is also a tiny edge tick above the A in STATES. Despite these minor drawbacks, this coin appears solidly graded overall, radiating appeal and desirability in equal measure. Population: 36 in 65, 0 finer (3/11). From The Paul Taylor Collection.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2016

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1925 S S$1 MS
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 40.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 70.00 85.00 105 160 285 1100 28000 57500 - - - -
$ - - - - 75.00 - 120 180 330 2450 - - - -

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Total Graded: 5740
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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3/30/2008 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2509, 2509/Lot# 2171 $95.20
12/8/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 307, 313/Lot# 1198 $977.50
5/24/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 950 $632.50
6/23/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20461 $896.53
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207890 $801.00
7/25/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22470 $867.15
11/15/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131547/Lot# 27212 $235.00
7/7/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(5), 1237/Lot# 7798 $998.75

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 S S$1 MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 7756
Owner: evchau
Grade: MS 65
Points: 7756
Owner: evilwoman13
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