Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Windi, Dec 6, 2017.
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These two are pictured in CoinFacts.
1922 high relief peace, click Search title only, Search this forum only, and Display results as threads, you will get 51 previous threads with a lot of info and references and photos. Jim
Maybe somebody(s) got the memo to late and that's why they made so little, and destroyed the rest lol.
The 1922 high relief Peace Dollar is a very interesting coin to study. Not to mention, it's extremely valuable and highly sought after.
What I do not understand is why the various changes were made to one run for Jan 1922 (by Morgan?) when in four days(End of December) over one million 1921 peace dollars produced high relief, a different version was created in January- both high and low relief that were destroyed.. and the original version (matching the 1921) in which all the mints had already received the dies waiting for the low relief modification go ahead , match the original?
Why would Morgan change the design in January, destroy it and back to original? That just seems strange, especially since no one knew about them for a very long time?
Maybe I watch too many conspiracy theories...
I think too much.
That is just an offset collar, @Windi. It struck that way. Look at how thin the opposite end is. The coin was misaligned when it was collared. Look at how thick the top (really, the 1:00 position, were this a clock) is, which is the normal thickness.
Thank you. I'm learning much and appreciate your input.
Careful Windi, it's really addictive
It is so much easier to have them in-hand and compare the intricate detail differences than to look at pictures.
I used the information in the Redbook to discern the variations. What I didn't understand in the pictures, it was more relevant viewing them in-hand.
The B1 and B2 Reverses were entirely different from those used for High Relief; although the design was closer to the 1921 Aa Reverse than the 1922 HR, they had to be completely recut in every device.
Not unprecedented. In 1878, when they were just beginning to strike Morgan Dollars, the Mint went through three completely different reverses and one blend of two of them (the 7/8TF) in three weeks.
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