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Does the 1964-D Peace Dollar Exist?

By January 21, 2013

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 1964-D Peace Dollar Fantasy Coin Professional Coin Grading Service is asking the The '64 Dollar Question: Does a genuine 1964-D peace dollar exist? PCGS is offering a $10,000 reward to verify a genuine 1964-D Peace dollar, the number one coin on the new PCGS Top 100 Modern U.S. Coins list. This image is a PCGS artist's conception of a 1964-D Peace dollar (click on the image for a larger more detailed photo). According to the press release, "Mint records indicate that 316,076 1964-dated silver Peace dollars were struck at the Denver Mint in May 1965, but they were all were supposed to be destroyed," said Don Willis , President of PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. "These coins have achieved legendary status with rumors and speculation over the decades that some examples may have survived. PCGS now is offering a $10,000 cash reward just to view in person and verify a genuine 1964-D Peace dollar," Willis stated.

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January 22, 2013 at 8:40 am
(1) Debblashock says:

I have 1993-d cent…looks like a 1943 cent..great shape any idea what it is? Also where can I send coins to be graded and is it worth the price thank you

January 31, 2013 at 10:52 pm
(2) wally says:

Correct me if I am wrong, but if a 1964 peace dollar does exist, it isn’t necessarily stolen. As I have read the story, it played out something like this:
1 – 1964-D Peace dollars were minted.
2 – The mint distributed several of the newly minted dollars to some mint employees.
3 – The next day, the mint was ordered to collect and melt all of the dollars.
4 – The mint requested (or demanded?) that the employees return the dollars.
5 – Most were returned. However, some employees said that they had spent their dollars the night before.
6 – The mint melted all known 1964-d Peace dollars.
The story, as I recall, had no follow-up on how many were not returned nor what, if any, effort was made to find & retrieve the “spent” dollars.
Has anyone read a different account of the events surrounding the 1964-D Peace dollar episode?

October 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm
(3) DAP says:

Wally I agree with you, so how could a person who might have received one with their change at a store or even a bank.

Did any of the employees get arrested when they did not return the coin because they said they spent it?

Would I get arrested if I said I received the coin in my return change un beknown to me the story behind the coin.

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