Introduced in 1878, the Silver Morgan Dollars were the last US silver dollars widely struck and issued by the United States Mint. The Morgan Dollars replaced the Seated Liberty design, the longest-running silver dollar design, and were replaced by the short-lived Peace Dollars in the 1920s/1930s and the Eisenhower Dollars in the 1970s. Today, 1921 Silver Morgan Dollars with an NGC certification are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside individual plastic slabs courtesy of the NGC!
- Last year of release in the Silver Morgan Dollar Series!
- Final mintage of 86,730,000 1921 Morgan Dollars!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of .7734 Troy ounce of actual silver content.
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 65 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- On the obverse is a bust of Lady Liberty.
- The reverse features a heraldic eagle design.
The release of the Silver Morgan Dollars in 1921 marked a return of silver dollar coining following the end of the original release of these coins in 1904. The US introduced various legislations regarding silver coining and silver purchasing by the Treasury in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. The result was an end to silver coining in 1904, with resumed purchasing and coining after World War I. As such, the Silver Morgan Dollars were reintroduced in 1921. The 1921 release, though only issued through December 1921 with the Morgan design, was the highest minted in the series. A total of more than 86 million 1921 Morgans were issued, including more than 20 million each with Denver Mint “D” mint marks and San Francisco Mint “S” mint marks.
All of these 1921 Silver Morgan Dollars come with a Mint State 65 certification from the NGC. Coins in this condition have a high-quality luster that remains attractive for the age of the coin. You may notice a few small scattered contact marks or two larger contact marks, one or two hairline patches, and possibly even light scuff marks.
On the obverse of 1921 Silver Morgan Dollars is an effigy of Lady Liberty. This design was created with Anna Willess Williams as the model for Liberty. Williams was a teacher and well-known philosophical writer in the 19th century.
The reverse side of 1921 Silver Morgan Dollar Coins comes with a depiction of the heraldic eagle of the United States. This version of the seal was created by Morgan for this release. It features a bald eagle in front-facing relief with the olive branch of peace and arrows of war in its talons. Notably, this design lacks a US national shield and the cluster of 13 stars typical in other heraldic eagle designs.
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