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'1921 Peace Silver Dollar' Proof Archival Edition

  • Honouring the First Year of Issue of the Historic Peace Dollar
  • Luxuriously plated in .999 silver
  • Features Anthony de Francisci's famous design of a youthful Lady Liberty
  • Available

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  • Complete your collection with confidence - you are free to cancel this service at any time
  • Save a minimum of 10% on each item within the collection
  • Receive a FREE display case or folder with each collection
Amount due: £49.95

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

Amount due: £49.95

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

In 1918, the American congress passed the so-called Pittman Act. It required the US government... more
'1921 Peace Silver Dollar' Proof Archival Edition

In 1918, the American congress passed the so-called Pittman Act. It required the US government to melt millions of the old Morgan Dollars in the Treasury vaults, then sell the silver bars to foreign nations. The Act then called for the U.S. Mint to create a new silver dollar to be struck with domestic silver purchased from the powerful mine owners in the West. While the Pittman Act was passed to lift up the flagging silver industry, it created a numismatic masterpiece: the Peace Dollar.

As the guns fell silent across the battle-torn fields of Europe in November 1918, a great yearning swept throughout the United States to commemorate the end of the ´Great War,´ so Congress passed legislation calling for a new coin to mark the new era of peace. A contest was held to decide the new coin's design and renowned sculptor Anthony de Francisci's creation was selected.

The design featured a youthful Lady Liberty wearing a spiked crown -reminiscent of the Statue of Liberty - on the obverse. An Italian immigrant, de Francisci held the statue in the highest regards and used his own wife, Teresa, as the model for the portrait. On the reverse, de Francisci placed an American eagle atop a rock that is engraved with the word ´Peace´. The eagle is looking into a rising sun symbolizing the dawning of a new day of tranquility.

The coin was first minted in 1921 and only ran until 1928, when the silver-purchasing requirements of the Pittman Act had been fulfilled. Since large silver coins had fallen out of favor in place of paper money, it was assumed the Peace Dollar had run its course. But in 1934 and 1935, the coin was once again minted in small quantities as backing for silver certificates.

This created someof the most desirable years among collectors of this beloved coin. Sadly, the end of the Peace Dollar series in 1935 foreshadowed events yet to come; within four years, the world was once again engulfed in war.

Limitation: 9,999 complete collections
Weight: 32 g
Material (details): Copper, silver-plated (999/1,000)
First issued: 2017
Diameter: 38,61 mm
Obverse: Liberty
Reverse: Eagle
Finish: Silver-plated
Material: Copper
Quality: Proof
Period: after 2016
Country: USA

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The Windsor Mint® collector service

By ordering an item inclusive of our collector service, you will receive further items in the same collection automatically (in approximately monthly intervals) for approval (approval sale). This means, you are free to return any items delivered within 27 days after receipt, without any reasons or questions asked. Any money paid for the item will be refunded automatically and without any hassle for you. This service guarantees that you will be able to complete a collection started as far as you wish, without fear to miss out on items in the collection. You can pause or cancel this collector service at any time by a simple information to us. Any details can also be found in our Terms and Conditions.

Your advantages joining our collector service:

• Massive savings – You don't only save massively on the starter item, you also secure regular discounts of at least 10% compared to the prices of individual items
• You will receive a FREE collection case or album as part of your edition
• You will receive a certificate of ownership with your edition
• You have the guarantee to be able to own a complete collection - without any missing items. Once you order a starter item with collector service, our experts make sure that all other items stay reserved for you and are released only when you cancel this service.
• You will beat collectors buying individual items only to rare issues, due to your completion guarantee.

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