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1884-1922 Morgan and 1921-1935 Peace Silver Dollars

1878 -1904 Morgan Silver Dollars 90% Silver

Thickness: 3.1 mm
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Weight: 26.73 grams

This George T. Morgan design is awash with Western lore and legend. First struck in 1878, it was created to absorb the fabulous quantity of silver minted from the Comstock Lode. The head of Lady Liberty takes up most of the obverse (front) of this silver coin. She is encircled by the date of issue, 13 stars, and the words, ‘E ‘ PLURIBUS ‘ UNUM’. This phrase, which translates to ‘Out of many, one’, was first chosen for official United States use in 1776. The reverse (back) features a bald eagle with wings spread perched upon a branch and arrows. The eagle is partially surrounded by a wreath. Above his head sits the motto ‘In God we trust’. Around the rim are the words ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’ separated by a star on either side from ‘ONE DOLLAR’.

1921-1935 Peace Silver Dollar

Weight: 26.73 grams
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Thickness: 3.1 mm

The Peace Dollar was minted to commemorate the signing of the peace treaty between the United States and Germany at the end of World War I. 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 (back) 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 lie the words ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’ above the Latin phrase ‘E ‘ PLURIBUS ‘ UNUM’.

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