The Peace Silver Dollar was designed by Anthony de Francisci, who at the young age of 34 had only created models for the Maine Centennial Commemorative Half Dollar. His wife Teresa was his privileged model. Teresa recounted a childhood day while immigrating to America; the boat passed the Statue of Liberty and she proudly struck Lady Liberty’s pose, and frequently continued to do so. Her heart was broken when she was overlooked to play Lady Liberty for a school function. Modeling for the Peace Dollar was her childhood dream coming true.