- Year: 1921
- Mint Mark: No mint mark
- Type: Peace Dollar
- Price: $125.00-$1600.00
- Face Value: 1.00 USD
- Produced: 1,006,000
- Edge: Reeded
- Silver Content: 90%
- Silver Weight: .7735 oz.
- Melt Value: $15.35
Notes: 1921 was the first year that the Silver Peace dollar was minted. These coins are rare. With just over 1 million minted, and the fact that this is the first year they were issued, these coins are rare and important pieces of coin history. The Morgan Dollar was also issued in 1921 so there is an overlap.
How much is a 1921 Peace Dollar worth?
This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $125.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $1,600 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1921, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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Overall Specs & Design
This coin has a total mass of 26.73 g, a diameter of 1.5 in, and a thickness of 2.4 mm. It's edge is Reeded, and the coins are composed of 90.0% Silver & 10.0% Copper.
Front (Obverse): Profile view of Goddess of Liberty glancing to the left. The image is based on a photo of the designer Anthony de Francisci's wife, Teresa de Francisci. The words Liberty, In God We TRVST, and a date are inscribed as well. Noting that the words TRVST are not misspelled or an error.
Back (Reverse): The reverse contains an image of a bald eagle perched on an olive branch. The words United States of America and E Pluribus Unum are inscribed.
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Are 1921 Peace Dollars Silver?
Yes! Peace Dollar's produced in 1921 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain .7735 troy oz or 24.05 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.
Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:
This coin in poor condition is still worth $109.65 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $15.35, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.
Current silver melt value* for a 1922 D Peace Dollar is $15.35 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $19.84 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.
***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.
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