Silver Peace Dollar MS65
Silver peace coin the Peace Dollar was minted to commemorate the signing of the peace treaty between the U.S. and Germany at the end of World War I. Interestingly this silver coin was created without a new Congressional Act instead it was minted under the provisions of the Pittman Act.
The medalist Anthony De Francisci designed the Peace Silver Dollar using his wife Teresa as a model for the personified head of Liberty. Above her head appears the word LIBERTY and beneath sits the date of issue. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST appears around her neck separated between the words WE and TRUST.
The reverse of the coin features a perched eagle on a mountain crag looking off into rays of sunlight. Across the eagle is the dollar denomination. The Mint Mark appears underneath the word ONE. At the top of the coin along the rim lay the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above the Latin phrase PLURIBUS UNUM.
All Peace Silver Dollars were struck in high relief in 1921, their first year of production. The design was slightly modified in 1922 and normal relief coins were struck later that year. Peace Dollars were struck continuously until the effects of the Great Depression were felt in 1929. The U.S. Mint began producing the Peace Dollar again in 1934, but coins dated 1935 would be the last to see circulation.