Dr. & Mrs. Michael DeMicco
The 1922-D is the most common of all the Peace Dollars made at the Denver Mint. It's mintage of 15+ million is more than double that of the next closest (1923-D at 6+ million) and almost 12 times that of the lowest mintage Peace Dollar (1927-D). The vast majority of survivors are fairly equally distributed among the MS-63 and MS-64 grades. In MS-65, the 1922-D Peace Dollar becomes scarce. MS-66 examples become very scarce to rare and MS-67 examples are extremely rare.
The strike characteristics of the 1922-D are not as strong as on the P-Mints, and that tends to be true for an D-Mint Peace Dollar. However, fully struck examples are available and are worth a premium over softly struck coins.
According to a notice in the June 1934 issue of The Numismatist (p. 416), collectors could still purchase Uncirculated 1922-D Peace Dollars for "the face value of the coins and an amount sufficient to cover the mail charrges by first-class mail."
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