We are excited to release the forty-first coin in the CollecTons Keepers program, an exclusive series only offered by CollecTons. CollecTons Keeper #41 in the Series features the 1921 High Relief Peace Silver Dollar, Certified in an Exclusive ANACS Circulated Holder.
What makes this coin a Coin Worth Keeping?
The Peace Dollar was first struck on December 28, 1921. Just over one million coins dated 1921 feature the original high relief design. These coins weren't placed into circulation until January 3, 1922.
The designers had been instructed to make the head of Liberty "as beautiful and full of character as possible". The result was a coin with an extremely high relief. This caused production problems at the Mint from the very beginning. The immense pressure required to bring out all the details of the design caused the dies to break quickly. Several attempts were made to fix the problem without reducing the relief but all of them failed. The Mint had struck a limited number of high relief coins bearing the 1922 date, but most of them were later melted and the design was modified to a low relief for circulation in 1922. Because of this, the 1921 Peace Dollar is the only year that bears the exquisite detail of the original design. It is a highly sought after piece of American history.
The obverse design features the bust of Lady Liberty and is emblematic of the peace following the end of World War I. It is based on the features of Teresa de Francisi, wife of the designer Anthony de Francisi. She bears a radiate crown intended to recall the Statue of Liberty. The original reverse featured an eagle atop a mountain, carrying an olive branch and a broken sword. Controversy erupted over the broken sword, suggesting that it represented surrender rather than peace and the sword was removed from the design.
- Year: 1921
- Mint: Philadelphia
- Finish: High Relief Circulated
- Mintage: 1,006,473
- Designer: Anthony de Fracisci
- Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
- Weight: 26.73 grams
- Diameter: 38.1 mm
- Edge: Reeded
What makes the CollecTons Keepers program special? Here at CollecTons, we work hard researching coins that should be part of every collection. Our goal is to utilize our knowledge in the numismatic industry to select coins worthy of being in everyone's collection! Therefore, the CollecTons Keepers program will only feature those Coins Worth Keeping.
Each coin is hand selected and given to ANACS (America's Oldest Grading Service) for grading and authentication. The coins are then sealed in an ANACs certified proprietary slab holder for long-term storage, with our limited edition label marking it a CollecTons Keeper. Collect one or collect the entire series!