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Are you curious about the 1922 silver dollar value? Would you like to know if it is worth more than just the value of the silver it contains? Read on for the answers to these questions and more.

Coinage Terminology

1922 Silver Dollar Value

Before you find out about 1922 silver dollar value, you need to learn the terms used when describing coins of the US money system and how they are produced.

  • Die: When a coin is made, a blank made of metals has to be struck with a stamp to make an impression. This engraved stamp is called a die.
  • Doubling: This is what happens when the die strikes the blank twice. Doubling can be caused by either the blank changing its position or the machine getting out of alignment.
  • Grade: This is the coin’s condition. When coins are circulated in the general population, they wear down. The scale, used for rating coins, ranges from 1-70. Poor, Fair, About Good, and Good are the terms for coins from 1-10. Above that are the Fine and About Un-circulated coins. Any coin rated 60 or above is Mint State with 70 being a mint state perfect coin. Un-circulated coins are more valuable than circulated ones because of the wear on their surfaces.
  • Minting: This is the name of the coin-making process. The four US Mints that operate today are located in: Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point.
  • Mintmarks: These are letters that identify where that particular coin was minted. Current mintmarks are D, P, S, and W. Mintmarks from US mints no longer in operation are: C for Charlotte, NC; CC for Carson City, NV; D for Dahlonega, GA; and O for New Orleans, LA. If there is no apparent mint mark, it could be a mistake or it could mean the coin was minted in Philadelphia.
  • Obverse: This is the “heads” side of the coin, or the front side.
  • Proof: Proof coins are made to be sold to collectors. They are made differently by treating and polishing the die. This makes the appearance of the coin shinier. The coins are also struck twice, which makes the details clearer. Proof coins are also called Cameos.
  • Reverse: This is the “tails” side of the coin, or the back.
  • Strike: When the die hits the blank to make a coin, it is called a strike.

1922 Silver Dollar Value

Between 1921 and 1935, the United States Mint issued a series of one dollar silver coins to commemorate the end of World War I. They did not mint them between 1929 and 1933. These were called Peace dollars because of the word “peace” on the reverse at the bottom, and were the last silver dollars minted for circulation.

The Peace silver dollars were designed by Anthony de Francisci. His model for Lady Liberty on the obverse was his wife, Teresa. He used an Art Deco font, so the words “IN GOD WE TRVST” have the Latin “U” which looks like a “V”. The reverse originally had the image of a bald eagle holding a broken sword to symbolize peace. This looked more like defeat, so the Chief Engraver for the Mint changed the sword to an olive branch. The peace dollars were minted in Denver(D), San Francisco(S), and Philadelphia(no mint mark).

If you want to know the 1922 silver dollar value, there are two things to consider. If you want the current market value of the silver in it, assuming it was melted down, that would be $13.91 as of July 30, 2010. If you want to know the value as far as a rare coin goes, there are several things to consider.

A coin is valuable if it is rare, and its condition is good. Right now, a 1922 silver dollar coin will sell for between $17 and $1800, depending on condition and mint mark.

A coin in Choice Un-circulated condition with a Denver (D) mint mark will bring $60 or more, and with a San Francisco (S) mint mark, it will bring $75 or more.

A mint state coin (near perfect) can sell for up to $200, but if it was minted in Denver, it can be worth up to $400. However, if it was minted in San Francisco, it can bring $1800.