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    1922 High Relief Peace Dollar
    Judd-2018, Specimen, VF Details
    Extremely Rare

    1922 $1 High Relief Peace Dollar, Judd-2018, R.7 -- Polished -- PCGS Genuine. Specimen. VF Details. Design as used on the obverse of the 1921 regular dies (in high relief). The reverse differs slightly from the 1921, but it is still in high relief. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. The 1922 dollar was slightly modified in early 1922. The story is best told on the USPatterns.com website, where it is stated:

    "Following the failure of the original 1921 high relief design to strike up properly using production presses, mint engraver George Morgan began work on a modified obverse. In addition to slightly reducing relief, he also remodeled the portrait and lettering to improve definition. Evidently, Morgan felt this version would be successful because he shipped working dies to both Denver and San Francisco Mints. Trial production was conducted between January 2 and 10, 1922 during which approximately 35,401 pieces were made on normal production presses.

    "One or more samples were evidently sent to Mint Headquarters in Washington, and soon thereafter acting director Mary O'Reilley stopped the trials. Archive documentation indicates the results were no better - and possibly worse - than in 1921. Nearly all of The trial pieces were later destroyed."



    This example's high relief is immediately apparent, even with 25 points of wear. Each side was polished with resultant brightness. Just the slightest hint of toning can be seen over the polishing. Of the greatest rarity and importance to pattern collectors.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 542801)


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