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I used to watch The Munsters all the tiem as a kid.


The Peace dollar that you have in mind was the 1921 Peace dollar, made for only a short run at the end of the minting year as a trial for public opinion. The 1921 Peace dollar came in the high relief (with exceptionally sharp detail) and the one they quickly went to in low relief. The first design had a huge wear problem. It was a beautiful coin but the high detailed areas quickly wore away, much like the 1916 to 1924 Standing Liberty Quarter. The date was made with extremely high relief but by 1924, they had a good many of them that already had no date on them after only seven years of wear. In 1925, they recessed the date deeper into the coin and solved that issue.

posted by BigV on January 16, 2015 at 8:18 AM | link to this | reply

Very interesting, and I must admit, if I were one to buy and sell and/or trade silver, I probably would do it in coins, as I find them very fascinating as well. By the way, I was under the impression that those 1922 Peace Dollars were quite scarce, and thus extremely valuable. Or is it just those 'special relief' ones?

Oh, and now for that unusual little factoid I recently discovered concerning paper money . . . From 1953 to 1961, the U.S. Treasurer under the Eisenhower administration was a woman named Ivy Baker Priest ( who was also the California Treasurer under Ronald Reagan's governorship from 1966 to 1974 ), and her signature appeared on all paper currency during that period. Ironically, Ivy Baker Priest was the mother of Pat Priest, who played Marilyn Munster on the '60's comedy The Munsters! Small world, huh? And, I actually have a 1957 Silver Certificate dollar bill with her signature on it ( the bill itself is in very rough shape, and probably not worth much ). Well, I thought that was interesting, and unique . . .

posted by JimmyA on January 16, 2015 at 6:14 AM | link to this | reply

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