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: $11.83 (2/9/2016)
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: 2/5/2016

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1928 S$1 MS
Base $ 265 315 340 360 390 415 430 455 485 585 675 975 1500 4950 45000 - - - -
$ - - - 470 500 625 725 1050 2350 14500 - - -

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Total Graded: 7700
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

Upcoming Auctions

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2/9/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131606/Lot# 23487
2/9/2016 AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131606/Lot# 23486
2/9/2016 AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131606/Lot# 24094

Auction Prices Realized

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11/26/2001 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1510, 1510/Lot# 1759 $490.50
8/20/2007 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 170, 176/Lot# 1197 $368.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 3195 $776.25
6/30/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 124789 $578.60
4/21/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3478, 6027/Lot# 20247 $581.63
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6812 $851.88
11/2/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131445/Lot# 23876 $205.63
  NGC MS 63   Bonhams $643.00
8/30/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131536/Lot# 23166 $822.50

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 65
Points: 3447
Owner: JJ&J
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