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I know 21 peace dollars were weakly struck


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I would gladly take these "ugly" peace dollars off your hands in exchange for boring, plain morgans. That's because I'm crazy and in the minority that prefers the peace design.


The story I heard about the high relief design is- it was unacceptable for the mint to stamp the blanks twice with the low quality dies they used, so they flattened the original design. Rumor had it that Morgan himself flatenned the prototype with a board for production. No compensation was made for the rest of the field and lower, indistinct lettering was the result.

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I heard a sory about the peace dollars that the 21's had such a high releif that they could not stack them without them falling over.


Wasn't the same true for the high relief Saints?

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