U.S. 1927-D & 1935-P Peace Silver Dollar, Brilliant Uncirculated
In 1927, the U.S. Peace dollar series was quickly approaching its congressionally-imposed mintage quota. In that year, the Denver Mint issued just 1,268,900 Peace dollars, the lowest of its production series. Today, due to attrition and melting, it's estimated that merely 9,100 of the 1927-D Peace dollars survive in mint-state quality.
When Congress' mintage quota was reached in 1928, minting of the Peace dollar was suspended. In 1935, when America was in the depths of the Great Depression, the U.S. government decided to revive the series in the hope of helping the struggling economy. Only 1,576,000 Peace dollars were struck by the principal Philadelphia Mint for its final production of circulating U.S. dollars. A casualty of melts during World War II, it is estimated that as few as 2% may now survive in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.