Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1925 peace dollar


I was going through some of my grandmothers old closets and found a 1925 peace silver dollar. Just out of curiosity could you tell me what the value is.


The upside, your coin, if real, contains about 3/4 troy ounce of pure silver. The U.S. Peace Dollar is struck in .900F silver. At $20.81 an ounce, close for silver on Friday, your dollar has a melt value of $16.10. These can change daily.

The overall value of your coin depends on date, grade and condition. I'll give you the range, but you'll need to determine the mint mark and grade. The range, from VG to Gem BU is $20 to $165. If you have an "S" mint mark, it will be worth more. The mint mark is on the reverse by the eagle's tail. I'll provide you a site with photos for you to try and match the grade of your coin. For grading, see:  For more values, see:

Check eBay listing under US coins in the dollar category to see if coins like yours are listed and what they are going for. If you live close to a local shop, they should offer an opinion as to it's value and if it is authentic at no charge. Remember, should you choose to sell your coin, get at least two estimates from professional coin dealers (PNG). I've listed a link for you to find them in your area. Link:

Dealers normally pay between 50% to 60% of retail for items they want.

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Ronald Fern


I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.


Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.


Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

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1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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