About 1926 Peace Dollars
The symbolic bald eagle usually appears in designs clutching arrows in one claw for war, and laurel branches in another claw for peace. However, the 1926 Peace dollar features an eagle at rest holding laurel branches in its claws, a symbolic design that reflects a nation weary of war. Made after the end of World War I, it stopped circulation just before World War II and is a favorite among collectors. The design of the 1926 Peace silver dollar proved difficult for the mint to press and as a result, many of the coins available on eBay feature slight variations, known as VAM coins, which increase their value. The coin's mintmark also affects its value, with the 1926 D Peace dollar, made at the Denver mint, worth more than the Philadelphia or San Francisco mint coins. Look for a small "D" mark on the 1926 Peace dollar to determine if it is of the Denver variety. Reliable sellers on eBay list these coins in both circulated and uncirculated condition and many of them come with condition certificates from the top grading agencies.