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: $12.64 (5/26/2016)
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: 2/25/2016

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1928 S$1 MS
Base $ 270 330 360 375 400 425 440 460 490 585 660 925 1525 4750 43000 - - - -
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Total Graded: 7725
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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9/20/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1173 $1,755.00
7/31/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131132/Lot# 27135 $253.00
10/3/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Teletrade Auction 3148, 3148/Lot# 1912 $300.00
11/14/2011 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 636, 643/Lot# 343 $1,023.50
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1546 $661.25
7/27/2013 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31107 $681.50
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 8526 $528.75
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 166766 $285.00
11/10/2015 NGC F 15   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 26671 $176.25
1/31/2016 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131606/Lot# 24094 $258.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1928 S$1 MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3730
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3730
Owner: JJ&J
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