In 2021, the U.S. Mint releases the Morgan and Peace Dollar Anniversary Coins in recognition of the 100th anniversaries of the last year of minting of the Morgan Silver Dollar and the first year of minting of the Peace Silver Dollar. The conversion from the Morgan Dollar to the Peace Dollar design in 1921 reflected a pivotal moment in American history. The Morgan Dollar represented the country’s westward expansion and industrial development in the late 19th century. The Peace Dollar symbolized the country’s coming of age as an international power, as well as marking the peace between the U.S. and Germany after World War I.

In December 1921, Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon approved the Peace Dollar to replace the Morgan Dollar. The Peace Dollar was designed by renowned sculptor Anthony de Francisci (1887-1964) and was minted until 1935.


Depicts the head and neck of the Goddess of Liberty in profile, facing left, wearing a diadem of spikes (in somewhat similar style to that seen on the Statue of Liberty). LIBERTY is above, while IN GOD WE TRUST and the date are below.

The engraver, Anthony de Francisci, based the design of Liberty on the features of his wife, Teresa de Francisci.



Depicts a perched bald eagle perched on a rock and clutching an olive branch, with the legend PEACE inscribed below. UNITED·STATES·OF·AMERICA and E·PLURIBUS UNUM are above, while ONE DOLLAR is to be seen just below the center. Rays of an unseen sun emanate from the lower right.

The bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting. Bald eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of the word, "white headed".

The bald eagle is important in various Native American cultures and, as the national bird of the United States, is prominent in seals and logos, coinage, postage stamps, and other items relating to the U.S. federal government.

E Pluribus Unum — Latin for "Out of many, one" — is a phrase on the Seal of the United States. Never codified by law, E Pluribus Unum was considered a de facto motto of the United States until 1956 when the United States Congress passed an act (H. J. Resolution 396), adopting "In God We Trust" as the official motto.


Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 26.69 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Philadelphia Mint (P)

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