The highly anticipated proof 2023-S Peace Dollar will go on sale next week. The proof 2023-S Peace Dollar, minted in San Francisco, will be available at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific, on the Mint’s site on August 9th. Only 400,000 coins are available, with a household limit of 25 coins. The one-ounce, 99.9% silver coin is priced at $80.00. For readers who have enrolled in the subscription program for the Peace Dollar, you will be charged automatically on July 13, with the coin shipped to you free of charge.
In December 1921, the Peace Dollar design was approved by Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon, replacing the Morgan Dollar and marking peace between the U.S. and Germany. Designed by renowned Italian American Sculptor Anthony de Francisci (1887- 1964), the Peace Dollar symbolized the country’s coming of age as an international power, while recognizing the sacrifices made by its citizens in World War I and celebrating victory and peace. Reintroduced in 2021, the Peace Dollar has a beautiful uncirculated finish. The obverse (heads side) features Liberty in profile, a radiant crown on her head. Obverse inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and the year of issuance. The reverse (tails) depicts an eagle at rest holding an olive branch above the inscription “PEACE.” Additional inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “ONE DOLLAR.”
Demand for the uncirculated Peace Dollar is expected to be high with a sellout of the coin likely on the 13th. For readers who are not in the subscription program, you are encouarged to be on the Mint’s site prior to Noon Eastern to get into line in the Waiting Room before sales open.