The Peace Dollar Type was produced from 1921 to 1935. Peace Dollars have an interesting story I will only touch on here. Produced without the proper authorizations under the law, it was first conceived as a commemorative half dollar and very well could have ended up as one. It was supposed to be placed in circulation on January 3, 1922, so 1,006,473 were struck in December, 1921 and dated with that year. The original high relief design of Anthony De Francisci was found impractical and was slightly changed in 1922 but not until after a number of high relief 1922 coins were produce; these coins were promptly melted by the government. The most affordable of the United States Silver Dollars to complete a full set of, it has a story to tell worthy of pursuing.
Good reference works for those more interested in this type of coin are The Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins by Walter Breen and The Comprehensive U.S. Silver Dollar Encyclopedia by John W. Highfill.
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