Peace Silver Dollars! This coin was created to commemorate the end of World War I, which at the time was thought to be the "War to end all wars". Millions of soldiers died during the war, and parts of the European landscape were devastated. Coincidentally, production of the Peace dollar ceased in 1935, just prior to the start of Hitler's invasion of western Europe.
Designed by Anthony DeFrancisci, the coin underwent a transformation after the 1921 issue proved difficult to form due to the original high relief design. This change was made much to the chagrin of Mr. DeFrancisci.
Assembling a set in mint state grades is not difficult, but a set in MS65 and higher is a huge challenge due to the lack of gem specimens in some of the San Francisco issues, particularly the '24 S, '25 S, '28 S, and '34 S. The 1934 S is widely considered the key to the series, even though the '25 S and '28 S are rarer in MS65.
This set is a work in process, with the current goal being to upgrade the set to achieve MS65 minimum grades for each issue. To qualify for inclusion in the set, a coin must be completely white, have great luster, a well-defined strike, and terrific eye appeal.Read more...