On the obverse, Lady Liberty is featured standing while she carries an upraised shield in her left hand (to represent protection) and an olive branch in her right hand (to represent peace).
The intent of the symbolic representation told the world that the United States of America was prepared for anything (war or peace).
Here is an interesting coin, turn up an 1839-O, and its value is $330 in Good condition. Other than date what affects your Bust half dollar value the most is the difference from one grade to the next higher grade.
With the bulk minted in Philadelphia, it has the distinction of the only collectible business strike Bust Half minted in New Orleans. How to grade your coins is covered in more detail below. Computed from dealer's price lists with various mark-up factors figured in.
Peace dollars minted in Philadelphia don’t contain a mint mark.
A competition was held in order to select the designer of the Peace dollar, and the youngest competitor, Anthony De Francisci won.
The reverse of the coin depicts an American Eagle resting on a mountaintop facing the sunset.
Uncirculated Peace silver dollars are particularly valuable because these coins are susceptible to bag marks and nicks.
is the just the starting value for the more common Capped Bust variety minted from 1807 until 1839.
If you discover you have the earlier Draped Bust variety dating from 1796 to 1807 the value is 0 or more per coin.
The Peace silver dollar was first produced in late December of 1921 to commemorate the end of World War I; it was minted intermittently through 1928 and then again from 1934 to 1935.