Peace Silver Dollars
Created to celebrate America’s victory in World War I, these Silver coins helped establish the U.S. as a major world power. The 1921 Dollar set the tone for the rest of the series, which will go down as one of the most popular in history. The obverse features the profile of Lady Liberty while the reverse depicts the majestic image of a perched American eagle with an olive branch in its talons as a symbol of peace.
This coin, minted from 1921-1928 and again in 1934 and 1935, was the last U.S. Silver dollar coin minted for circulation. Many U.S. silver dollar coins, including the Morgan Dollar, were melted down during World War I. Silver Peace Dollars were minted to replace the Morgan Dollar. These rare coins were designed to be symbolic of peace, but an initial design that used a broken sword was dropped because people thought it signified defeat.