Overshadowed by the Morgan dollar, the Peace dollar is a beautiful coin that has a lot to offer collectors. An attractive design, 90% silver content, and it's not that difficult to complete. There are only 24 coins to a set, and no real stoppers. Peace dollars were minted from 1921-1928, and again in 1934-35. The 1935 coins are the last of the old-fashioned silver dollars.
The Philadelphia issues of 1922-26 are common and easily found. Maybe Mother or Grandma put away a few of these coins. A few searches through boxes of "common" silver dollars at coin shops and shows could turn up some mintmarked coins. I found a lovely 1923-S this way.
Key dates include the 1921, 1928 and 1934-S. I received a 1934-S as a graduation present. It was in my aunt's jewelry box, and she thought I'd like it!
Many Peace dollars survive in EF or AU condition. These coins don't have to be in super-duper Mint State to be pretty. Take your time and find coins that appeal to you, and that would fit nicely into your set.
A new series to collect that offers beauty, silver content, and history...you can't beat Peace dollars.