Another exciting day is planned by the United States Mint for coin collectors with today’s release of the 2023-S Proof Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars.
For the first 24 hours of sales, customers can order up to 25 coins per household, with each coin having a limited mintage of 400,000, all priced at $80 per coin.
Both are struck at the San Francisco Mint in .999 fine silver and to a proof finish — the highest quality available. They follow the sale of the uncirculated Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars from last month. Those uncirculated dollars sold out shortly after their debut, with most of their mintage accounted for through pre-orders using the Mint’s subscription program.
Like the uncirculated editions, the proof dollars showcase century-old imagery that was recreated two years ago for six distinct strikes commemorating the 100-year transition from Morgan Dollars to Peace Dollars in 1921. These newly issued coins provide collectors an opportunity to acquire a new issue featuring their beloved designs.
Morgan and Peace Dollar Designs
To present these 21st-century coins, the U.S. Mint combined century-old assets with modern-day technology to recreate the designs.
The Morgan design was originally created by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver George T. Morgan for dollars issued from 1878 to 1904, and 1921. This includes the obverse (heads side) offering Lady Liberty in profile with a cap, flora, and a crown incused with the word "LIBERTY," while 13 stars, "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and the date of issuance encircle her.
Each Morgan dollar reverse (tails side) depicts a heraldic eagle with outstretched wings clasping arrows and an olive branch, accompanied by a wreath. Reverse inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "ONE DOLLAR."
As for the Peace dollar, it features designs by renowned Italian American Sculptor Anthony de Francisci and first seen on Peace dollars issued from 1921 to 1935. The obverse has Liberty in profile with a radiant crown on her head. Inscriptions include "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the year of issuance.
Reverse imagery depicts an eagle at rest holding an olive branch above the inscription "PEACE." Additional inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and "ONE DOLLAR."
Morgan and Peace Silver Dollar Specifications
|Silver Weight:||0.859 troy oz.|
|Diameter:||1.500 inches (38.10 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||San Francisco – S|
Price and Ordering
Starting at noon ET, the 2023-P Proof Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars can be ordered from the U.S. Mint’s page of silver dollar products.
Additionally, on Nov. 14, the U.S. Mint will make available the pair of dollars in a special reverse proof finish.