"1918" Peace Silver Dollar "Broken Sword" over-strike, High Relief, WW1 100th Anniversary
Private high-quality over-strike on a genuine 1922-1935 coin. Do not attempt to use as legal tender. NOT endorsed or approved by the US Mint, US Treasury, or US Government.
2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of hostilities in World War 1. The Peace Dollar was first minted in 1921 to commemorate the “peace” following the end of WW1. But WW1 was an epic failure on the part of world leaders for letting it happen in the first place, and for mismanaging the aftermath which leads to WW2 and other problems which continue to this day. In prophetic fashion, the intended final design for the reverse of the 1921 Peace Dollar included the Eagle clutching a broken sword. At the time, most people felt that the broken sword symbolized defeat, not peace or victory. So the sword was removed from the master hub before the working dies or coins were made.
The “1918” fantasy-date over-strike obverse was modeled after the 1921 high-relief issue and has the same obverse relief height but with improved central hair details. The reverse exhibits the FULL intended detail and relief (0.030”), as well as the broken sword. No other Peace Dollar comes close, and that is readily apparent when viewing one of these over-strikes in hand.
The prices are climbing based on limited mintage as well as such high quality.
1918 Daniel Carr Moonlight Mint Fantasy Over-Strike Peace Dollar (High Quality Not Bulk Handled)
- Brands Moonlight Mint
- Product Code: Peace_1918_DC_FOS
- Availability: Out Of Stock