1935-S $1 Peace Silver Dollar - PCGS MS64 Description:
Minted in 1921 through 1928 and then again in 1934 through 1935, the Peace Dollar is memorable for its wonderful designs intended to commemorate the peace that had returned in World War I's wake. Those designs are clear on the San Francisco variants of the 1935 coin - especially if those variants are in at least Mint State 64 condition. This is the exact condition in which we offer a 1935-S Peace Dollar; assuming of course that our stock is sufficient at the time that you read this. As it is impossible for us to guarantee that it indeed is, it could be well worth your while to buy the coin when you notice that it's available.
Mint State 64 is one of the 70 pegs on the Sheldon Coin Grading Scale, the currently widely-used version of which dates from the 1970s. The grade otherwise expressible as MS64 indicates a condition that, overall, is high in visual quality. The Professional Coin Grading Service was the firm that decided to give this grade to the particular silver Peace Dollar being advertised on this page.
This dollar's obverse and reverse designs were crafted by Anthony de Francisci, an Italian-born sculptor who even went as far as to use his wife Teresa as a model for the Liberty figure that appears on the coin. That appearance includes flowing hair on a close-up of the goddess's head and neck.
The other side shows a bald eagle at rest. Were you to look carefully above the tail of the eagle, you could make out as a tiny "S." This mark is used as an indication that San Francisco - or, more specifically, the San Francisco Mint - is where the coin was struck. (If the mint mark wasn't present, this would be a sign that the Philadelphia Mint is the coin's facility of origin.)
In 1935, about one-and-a-half million Peace Dollars were on the Philadelphia Mint's production line and nearly two million were on at the San Francisco Mint. The Denver Mint was not used for Peace Dollar production that year, after it had struck approximately one-and-a-half million copies of the dollar the year before.
It is of course ultimately your decision as to how you should use a 1935-S silver Peace Dollar once it is yours. However, there are numerous ideas that we could suggest and, as a result, you could carefully consider. One idea could be to put the coin on display, perhaps in a setting as suitable and public as a museum. The coin would, we acknowledge, be definable as a historical artifact. Other potential uses for the coin include storing it for selling it later. You could do this as part of a diversified investment strategy. The coin will remain appealing to prospective buyers due to its 90 percent silver content.