Peace Dollar Mintages
The mintage levels for Peace Dollars varied greatly during the course of the short series. Production was impacted by timing issues, requirements of certain legislation, and the demand for silver dollars from the channels of circulation.
The first year of issue 1921 Peace Dollar was struck for only a few days near the end of the year, resulting in a smaller mintage of 1,006,473 pieces. Despite this small number, the issue remains relatively available since the high relief, first year of issue coins were saved by the public.
For the following several years mintages were in the tens of millions and often took place at all three mint facilities. The Pittman Act required the US Mint to strike silver dollars to replace a quantity of more than 270 million coins that had been melted in earlier years. This kept production levels high until the requirements of the Act had been met in 1928.
By this time, more than enough silver dollars existed to satisfy the needs of commerce, so production levels fell. This resulted in the 1928 Peace Dollar having the lowest mintage of the series at 360,649 pieces. A production gap took place for the following years until 1934 and 1935 when the last coins of the series were produced.
The table below displays the total mintage for each date and mint mark combination.
Peace Dollar Mintage