Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by GeorgeM, Dec 9, 2019.
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I was unaware of the "medium relief" coins. Interesting.
And your reasoning is...?
1922 high relief peace dollar and in the by: Desertgem
and then you will have a list of former threads and info on comparisons.
Yours is the low relief.
I see what you're saying that the spike on the obverse of a high-relief design should stop at the lower leg of the E, while the low-relief design has a taller spike (as my coin does). However, do you see the sun ray on the reverse that terminates even with the N on the low relief design, yet continues quite noticeably on the high relief design? It appears that my coin has that longer ray, which is what caught my eye.
Where there transitional dies as they switched from the high relief to low relief? Or any known instances of a high relief reverse being paired with a low relief obverse?
If the concern was that producing the high relief coins was too expensive, it seems quite odd that the mint would choose to produce 35k of the trickier design, then melt them all (incurring more costs) and throw away the dies instead of releasing the trial pieces into circulation and using the dies until they failed.
This could be a die crack, but it sure is oddly placed considering that it's a diagnostic for the high relief variety.
Why your 1922 Peace dollar is probably not worth 100K:
Only 35,401 “High Relief” business strike Peace Dollars were produced in 1922, but all were melted. Well, almost all. One is known to exist. A couple of dozen Matte Proof high relief 1922 Peace Dollars were also struck, and of these about 11 are known to exist.
So yeah, there's a chance. But, In 1922 Philly they struck 51 million coins,
so the odds are it's one of those.
You always use the statistical approach, and never the diagnostic approach. That isn’t helpful
Sure, that's the odds. But, statistics break down when you look at particulars. It's like telling me I'm driving a Toyota Camry when I post a picture of a 2010 Alfa Romeo because more Camrys were sold that year.
There basically aren't any 22 high reliefs, and there are over 50 million regulars.
Aren't you forgetting the 35k business strikes that were made before the low relief design went into production?
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