This question comes up frequently. If you think about it for a few moments, how likely would it be for the Mint to make the same "mistake" on hundreds of millions of coins struck over a 14-year period without fixing it? The explanation is that it's NOTan error, just artistic license.
In the 1920s it was a common affectation for artists to use the Latin alphabet for items that were designed in the Classical style. Latin doesn't have the letter U; V was both a vowel and consonant like our use of the letter Y. You had to figure out the sound from the context in which the letter was used.
Both dollars and quarters from that era used the Latin spelling so they both read TRVST. In addition many buildings and other artwork from that era were all lettered with the Roman alphabet.
Circulated coins are valued at $16.00 to $20.00 dollars. The spelling of trust with a"V" is normal and is on all Peace dollars.
TRVST is the normal spelling for all Peace Dollars. 1923 is a common date -- worth about $6 in circulated grades.
I have a 1924 silver dollar and, yes, it does have trust spelled with a "v".
It's the word TRUST spelled with a 'V' because the Latin alphabet does not have a 'U' in it. All Peace dollars have this spelling and so do Standing Liberty Quarters.
AnswerAll Peace dollars, which include all 1923 silver dollars and all 1921 Peace dollars*, use the Latin spelling of TRUST, which is TRVST. (Latin had no "v" character, but their "u" looked like our "v." That's why a "w" is called a "double-u" instead of a "double-v.") The Morgan dollar design didn't use this spelling, so 1921 Morgan dollars render the word "TRUST."Note that most 1921 dollars were struck using the Morgan design. These do not have the word PEACE on the back and depict the eagle with its wings open, so they're very easy to tell apart from the Peace design.
The spelling of trust with a 'V' is normal, all Peace dollars have it.
All Peace dollars have this spelling it's not an error
The spelling "TRVST" is just part of the design and is on all Peace Dollars.
The spelling IS correct. Peace dollars were lettered using the Latin alphabet. Please see the Related Questions.
The "V" spelling is normal on all Peace dollars.1922 is the most common date for all Peace dollars.Value is $13 to $15 depending on how nice it is.Dan MooreThe Working Man's Rare Coinshttp://www.workingmancoins.com
First it's not a Morgan Peace dollar, their two different coins the last Morgan was struck in 1921. With the date of 1923 it's a Peace dollar and is valued at $14.00. Second, trust is not misspelled all Peace dollars are spelled like this, Latin has no letter U
Your coin is not genuine if it is dated 1929. There were no Peace Dollars produced in 1929 (however, on genuine Peace Dollars Trust is spelled with its Latinized spelling as Trvst also). Being as your coin is a fantasy piece, it has no collectible value. The only value it has is for its precious metal content, however, not being an official mint product, there is no standard metal content of it. Such a coin could be 100% silver, 90% silver, silver plated, or might contain no silver at all. Since it isn't a genuine coin, I would first off try to see what type of material it is made out of then it would be worth the going price for that metal.
Please look at the coin again, the date of 1888 is a Morgan dollar and can not have trust spelled with a "V" that's only on Peace dollars which were first struck in 1921. And the motto is IN GOD WE TRUST not YOU!!. Please post new question with accurate information.
The spelling of of TRVST is just part of the design and is on all Peace Dollars. 1923 is common and has retail values for circulated coins of $15.00-$25.00. Mint state coins sell for $30.00-$40.00
It's not an error, all PEACE dollars have the word "TRUST" spelled with a V because their is no U in the Latin alphabet.
It's IN GOD WE TRUST not YOU trust and the spelling of trvst is on all Peace Dollars. Retail values for average circulated coins dated 1921 are $85.00-$126.00
Circulated coins are $16.00-$20.00 depending on the grade of the coin. The spelling of the word trust with a V is normal and is on all Peace dollars.
Blame the Romans - it's a stylistic artifact of Latin.
8-24-11>> The coin is NOT an Liberty silver dollar, it's a PEACE dollar (1921-1935) and all them have TRVST spelled like this. It's just part of the design.
All are spelled like that it's not a mistake it's worth $14.00-$19.00
It's the word TRUST spelled with a 'V' because the Latin alphabet does not have a 'U' in it. It's just the way the coin was designed. All Peace dollars have this spelling and so do Standing Liberty Quarters. The 1922 Peace dollar is the most common and available coin of the series. Circulated coins only have values of $30.00-$37.00 depending on the grade.
TRVST is the normal spelling for all Peace dollars. 1923 is a very common date. Value is $13 to $15 depending on condition.
That spelling is found on EVERY Peace dollar, so it's not a mistake. 1923 is a common date, currently worth just under $20 for the silver, and possibly a bit more if it's in good condition.
Yes, this is normal and all Peace dollars have it. So do Standing Liberty quarters.
Your 1924 Liberty silver dollar is actually a 1924 PEACE dollar and assuming it's circulated retail value is $16.00-$20.00 depending on condition. As to the "misprint" the spelling of TRUST with a V and not a U is normal all Peace dollars are like this. And remember, coins are minted, not printed. Dollar bills are printed.