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Peace Dollar. 1993 Peace Accord. Help!

Hi guys and gals! Anybody know anything about these?


  • CascadeChrisCascadeChris Posts: 2,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What's the obverse look like?

    The Blind VAMmer
  • bronco2078bronco2078 Posts: 9,898 ✭✭✭✭✭

    some sort of Camp David meeting I think

  • Here's the obverse. Funny story. I had to have my wife help with photo. Man is it simple! Boy do I feel......stupid.

    Here it is.

  • CascadeChrisCascadeChris Posts: 2,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well that's strange. Must have been hammer punched. At least we know it's not an @dcarr issue. About 15yrs before his time :joy:

    With that much detail and relief on the reverse I would have thought the obverse would be more flattened. I wonder if the coin was sligtly heated with radiant heat before being punched. Interesting piece.

    The Blind VAMmer

    Doesn't look like on of Mel Wacks coins-counter stamps, his have a Peace Symbol and the names 'Cart-Begin-Sadat on them.
    Is yours actually struck into the Peace Dollar?
    It Almost looks like a different commemorative medal sitting on the Peace Dollar.
    Interesting, someone here will recognize it.

  • carabonnaircarabonnair Posts: 1,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting that the two are different dates (1922 and 1923). I wonder what dates were used for the original distribution of the 50 pieces.

  • OPAOPA Posts: 17,089 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow...appears to be a very rare item. Only 50 were ever produced for worldwide distribution.

    "Bongo drive 1984 Lincoln that looks like old coin dug from ground."
  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I suspect someone got ahold of the die, or made a new one and more have been made.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That does not look like the original... must be others made to cash in on the market. Cheers, RickO

  • JazzmanJABJazzmanJAB Posts: 1,022 ✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    That does not look like the original... must be others made to cash in on the market. Cheers, RickO

    I hope it is real, as I have one also.

  • JazzmanJABJazzmanJAB Posts: 1,022 ✭✭✭✭

    1993 Middle East Peace Accord Counterstamped Silver Dollar

    Whilst the Peace Accord between the Palestinian Liberation Organisation and Israel disintegrated after a Zionist extremist assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Rabin on 4 November 1995, the above coin is an interesting commemorative of the accord, and encouragement for a future peace.

    The host coin is a United States "Peace" silver dollar issued after the Great War (World War I) counterstamped with a special punch dated 1993.

    50 of these were issued in Norway, and presented to, among others:

    Johan Jørgen Holst (the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs)
    Terje Rød-Larsen (architect of the agreement)
    Mona Juul (architect of the agreement)
    Jan Egeland
    Yitzhak Rabin (Israeli prime minister)
    William Jefferson Clinton (US president)
    Yasser Arafat (chairman of the Palestinian Authority)
    Sheik Yassin (head of Hamas)
    Mahmoud Abbas (architect of the agreement)
    Ehud Barak (Israeli Chief of the IDF)
    Yossi Beilin (architect of the agreement)
    Ron Pundak (architect of the agreement)
    Shimon Peres (architect of the agreement)

    A few undistributed pieces appeared on the auction market in the late 1990s after the dissolution of the host organisation. They are very rare, and while some sold at auction for as much as 1500 euros, a few have sold around 2005-2006 on eBay, mostly from an American coin dealer who obtained about eight pieces from a Christie's New York auction. These brought lower prices, averaging about $500 to $750. This group has since been dispersed, mostly to collectors in Israel and Saudi Arabia.

    Page created 21 June 2002 by Ørjan Martinsen
    Updated 20 December 2007

  • Wow! Thanks JazzmanJAB

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,228 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have seen that write-up before but you should take it with a grain of salt. I do not know how many were made but it was way more than 50.

    I have one and I did not pay anywhere near the kind of money stated in the commentary above, As a matter of fact I think there is one on eBay right now.

    They were not made by Mel Wacks but were produced in a similar fashion.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    On ebay they are running from $300-$500.... three of them right now... Cheers, RickO


    (wrong peace accord-didn't see the counter stamped date)

  • There are probably around 100 of them out there, as when I was at Continental Coin in the 90's that is how many coins I had to provide for the project. And yes it was a Mel Wacks deal as he was working for CCC back then also.

    Tom @ Goldcoast Coin

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