The Peace Dollar
The Peace Dollar was introduced in 1921 and was designed via contest by sculptor Anthony de Francisci. The obverse of the Peace Dollar shows Lady Liberty with a radiating crown, the symbol of dawn, as well as the words “In God We Trust”, the word “Liberty”, and the year of pressing. The reverse shows a resting eagle, clutching olive branches to symbolize peace, which is where this silver dollar gets its name. The back also has the nation’s name, the motto “E Pluribus Unum,” and the value and mintmark.
Silver Dollar History
From the early silver dollars, such as the Morgan Dollars, the Liberty Seated Dollars, to the popular Peace Dollars, these coins are beloved for their beauty, size, and frequent availability. Silver has been used as a currency metal since ancient times, because silver has a very stable value. But simply having a bit of silver is not enough to be considered an investment-worthy or collectible piece. To be called a “true” silver coin, a silver dollar must have a purity of at least 90%.