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18 Feb 2017

1928 peace dollar (with that pesky little S)

Coins-United States | Funkdaddy

I just finished reading a blog by coin_lady which inspired me to post this.
This silver dollar is one of my very favorites. As an history major (long ago) I always found this message very poignant, given that it was minted after the 'war to end all wars'. It's idealistic message speaks volumes as to the feelings of the American public at that time. A time when we were less jaded, somehow. Since my preteen years, I have periodically taken this coin out and  looked at it in an effort to take me back to those years before I , myself, became so dis enthralled 

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user_7180

Level 5

The last of the great coins. The Mint should never have started putting past Presidents on coins. Great deeds by them but nothing says life liberty and the pursuit of happiness like Lady Liberty!

SpartaCuse

Level 4

It is a nice coin series & the original thought behind it was admirable - I have a few & I will look at them differently now - Thanks Funk & keep them coming . Everyone here seems pretty nice & you picked a good place to start - Just be yourself

Mike

Level 7

I love Peace Dollars. I would like a complete set but now I only have about thirteen. Some slabed some raw. I like to hold the raw ones. There so underrated. I have the variety it's nice. Thanks for taking the time to write about one of my favorite coins. And you don't have to be Italian longstrider to like them. We Irish like them to.!

Longstrider

Level 6

I love Peace dollars. They are easily my favorite. I have a completed Dansco album of them and from time to time I see a coin I like better than the one in the album. Upgrade!! As an Italian I definitely enjoy Teresa de Francisci's portrait by her husband Anthony. A nice, big silver coin! P.S. You can't go wrong using CoinLady as a blog model. In my opinion.

Funkdaddy

Level 2

Thanks, paisano! I agree wholeheartedly Good info about the designer

Thanks for sharing the picture and your story. I don't have a Peace Dollar yet, but they are nice looking!

Funkdaddy

Level 2

Thanks, student I'm sure one will roll your way Good luck to you!

CoinLady

Level 6

Thanks for the mention. That's a nice coin. Always liked Peace dollars.

Funkdaddy

Level 2

You're welcome , ma'am I was unsure of the tone and content of what I should write in my blog Should I be sterile and technical in my descriptions? And then I saw what you have written and how you convey information with heart It's encouraged me to show some license in my prose Will take some practice to reach your level of style and substance Thanks again

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

thanks for sharing keep it up and read many more blogs

Funkdaddy

Level 2

Thanks Conan This can be a bit overwhelming for a newbie like myself. So much to look at yet, where to start!

Kepi

Level 6

Nice blog! the Peace Dollar is one of my favorites!

Funkdaddy

Level 2

Thank you Kepi! One of the many things I love about them is the weight and size of them

"SUN"

Level 6

It is nice to share your memories!

Funkdaddy

Level 2

Thanks, Sun! I hope to share many more Once I figure out the navigation of this site so that I post things appropriately

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