Its design earned it the name "Peace Dollar"; its reverse side portrays an American bald eagle with an olive branch in its talons, intended to celebrate the long-lasting peace that was to have followed the Great War, World War I.
A departure from previous and more staid US representations of Liberty, the Peace Dollar goddess has hair pulled into a bun with stray locks loose and flowing, and wears a radiant tiara, likened to the sun god, Helios, as seen in depictions of rulers on coinage back to the third century bce.
Coincidentally, Morne died of tuberculosis in the same year that the minting of the Peace Dollar ceased; in 1935, newspaper notices of her death and funeral unequivocally declared her the "Peace Dollar Girl." Unfortunately, the newly discovered antimicrobial activity of sulfamidochrysoidine included little if any activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Through the years that the Peace Dollar was minted, recognition of an infectious etiology contributed greatly to decreases in tuberculosis morbidity and mortality in the United States, even in the absence of antimicrobial drugs, as attention focused on containment and exclusion of persons symptomatic with disease from close contact with others.
(3.) Funeral held yesterday for 'Peace Dollar Girl' (Associated Press).
The silver Peace Dollar
issued from 1921-1935 commemorated the end of the war and Roger W.
The Buffalo nickel, 1913-1938; Mercury dime, 1916-1945; Standing Liberty quarter, 1916-1930; Walking Liberty half dollar, 1916-1947; and Peace dollar
, 1921-1935, all belong to a unique era.
A Guide Book of Peace Dollars: History, Rarity, Grading, Values, Varieties, 3rd Edition
silver Peace dollars issued from 1921 through 1935.
Guide Book of Peace Dollars
explores the history and collector status of America's last silver dollar, and provides Volume 13 in Whitman's "Bowers Series" of numismatic references covering all dates and mintmarks of this last silver dollar issue.
Once upon a time, a year or so ago, optimists said that the cold war was over and that with the rationale for the "national security state" annulled by Soviet implosion, a new age would dawn: swords into plowshares, war dollars into peace dollars
, arms factories into schoolhouses.