1923 Peace Dollar Silver Coin in ANACS MS-64

This coin is slabbed in a PCGS holder, and graded MS-64. I think the grade may be slightly high, as there are a few more marks in the field than I’m used to seeing in a Mint State coin.

This is one of my favorite designs for the US Dollar. It shows a youthful face of Liberty in profile to the left, wearing a spiked crown that wisps of her hair are escaping around. The legend “Liberty” is at the top from 10:00 to 2:00. “In God We * Trvst” is written across Liberty’s neck, and the date is at 6:00.

1923 Peace Dollar in MS-64 Obverse

1923 Peace Dollar in MS-64 Obverse

On the reverse, an eagle is shown perched on a rock, with sunbeams coming from the horizon (at 4:00). The legend reads “United States of America / E Pluribus Unum” and is written around the rim from 10:00 to 2:00 in two registers. The eagle is holding olive branches in its talons, and the rock it perches on is labeled “Peace”.

1923 Peace Dollar in MS-64 Reverse

1923 Peace Dollar in MS-64 Reverse

Date: 1923

Mint Mark: n/a (Philadelphia mint, without a mint mark)

Mintage: 30,800,000

Country of origin: United States

Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper

Size: 38.1 mm

Weight: 26.73 grams (0.7736 ounces Actual Silver Weight)

Other details: These coins were minted after the end of the First World War (aka, the Great War & the War to End All Wars). I think they strike a delightful note of cautious optimism about the future, and that the patterns are very beautifully balanced. These capture the spirit of the Roaring Twenties quite nicely.

On this piece, the reverse is a bit weakly struck, which is common with the 1923 Peace Dollars due to overuse of the dies.

It is in a ANACS holder, and I really like the features of this holder. The top side angles back and has a second label, which would be useful if I had this stored in a slab box. You can see it at the top of this picture.

1923 Peace Dollar in MS-64 PCGS holder Obverse

1923 Peace Dollar in MS-64 ANACS holder Obverse

I’ve obscured the identification number and barcode because counterfeit holders have started appearing on the market and I don’t want to enable fraud.

1923 Peace Dollar in MS-64 PCGS holder Reverse

1923 Peace Dollar in MS-64 ANACS holder Reverse

Estimated Value: $45-55 in MS-64 (with silver at $31 / ounce)

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