Coin Specifications

Category: Peace Dollars (1921-1935)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 360,649
Obverse Designer: Anthony de Francisci
Reverse Designer: Anthony de Francisci
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.64 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1928 $1 MS obverse 1928 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1928-P Peace dollar is a well-known Peace dollar rarity. In fact, it has the lowest mintage of any coin in the entire series at some 360,649 pieces. Even when circulated, this date brings in a significant premium to bullion value. Unfortunately quality was a problem with this issue, and many are weakly struck with mediocre luster. This issue is extremely difficult to find in MS65 and above.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1928 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 215 245 290 315 350 360 370 380 400 475 500 520 700 875 3000 38000 - - - -
$ - - - - 435 - - 625 875 1500 10500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8476
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1928 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2015384716311524715026064813051018051755168910071065----8476
---------------31-----4
-------------1231422-----87
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Total2015384716311524715026064813051018051767172010521095----8567
 0 %0 %0 %1 %2 %1 %3 %2 %3 %8 %15 %1 %9 %21 %20 %12 %1 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/14/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23013, 23013/Lot# 11456 $2,530.00
4/13/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2189, 2189/Lot# 1298 $1,176.00
2/11/2010 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 453, 459/Lot# 7621 $1,115.50
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1173 $1,755.00
3/25/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131214/Lot# 25890 $207.00
2/3/2013 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 967 $335.00
3/31/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/31/2013, 68/Lot# 68161 $385.00
6/2/2013 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 118937 $386.83
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31106 $710.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1928 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6957768749259499901013102810511081112411791252134516342143373090849551100362284340453
722809891933963998101810361061109511421203128314411804267255159240971314305287130
00000010181036106110951142120312831441180426725515924097131430500
00000010231043107111101161122813141538197332017299939598741857400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 9084
Owner: evilwoman13
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3730
Owner: Adrian Popitan
 
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