The 1925 Peace Dollar is one of the more common dates in the series, though it is not nearly as plentiful as 1922 and 1923. In Mint State condition, the 1925 Peace Dollar can be found with ease, including in Gem conditions up to MS-66. Like most Peace Dollar dates, the 1925 becomes rare in MS-67 condition. PCGS has graded a single example in MS-68, one of only two such coins in the series (the other is an MS-68 1924). In terms of strike, the 1925 usually comes with nice, if not full, details. Luster is usually good and sometimes very reflective, with a crisp metallic sheen and booming luster. Bagmarks can be expected, but they are usually light and fewer in number than on most other dates. Most Mint State examples come with good eye appeal and, at the top end of the condition ladder, the visual appeal can be stunning. For type purposes, the 1925 Peace Dollar is a good candidate.
According to a notice in the June 1934 issue of The Numismatist (p. 416), collectors could still purchase Uncirculated 1925 Peace Dollars directly from the U.S. Treasury for "the face value of the coins and an amount sufficient to cover the mail charrges by first-class mail."
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