2021 marked the centennial of the US Mint’s final issue of the Silver Morgan Dollar and the first-ever release of its Silver Peace Dollar. A rare transitionary year that saw two versions of the US silver dollar issued, 1921 was a significant year that is being celebrated in 2021 with various designs from mints around the world. Right now, 2021 2 oz Proof Silver British Virgin Islands Morgan and Peace Dollar Black Pearl Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside presentation boxes from the Pobjoy Mint with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
- Distinctive Black Pearl finish on the background fields!
- Proof specimens!
- Mintage limited to 250 coins only!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $20.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse are the Liberty effigies from the Morgan and Peace Dollars of the United States.
Each 2021 2 oz Proof Silver British Virgin Islands Morgan and Peace Dollar Black Pearl Coin listed here comes with a red presentation box from the Pobjoy Mint that comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. These limited-issue coins are proof specimens with frosted designs and mirror-like background elements. A unique facet of this coin release is the use of a Black Pearl finish in the background that creates a stunning contrast between the designs and the background field.
The Pobjoy Mint of Britain issues a range of Morgan and Peace Dollar Centennial Coins for two reasons. The coins are issued for the British Virgin Islands, a British overseas territory that actually uses the United States dollar as its official currency. Additionally, the coins feature the Lady Liberty effigy from George T. Morgan, designer of the Morgan Dollar, on the reverse.
George T. Morgan was born in Birmingham, England, was started his career as a die engraver. In 1878, he moved to the United States and took on a job as an Assistant Engraver at the United States Mint. He created the Morgan Dollar coin design, arguably one of the most prominent US silver dollar designs. He finished his career at the United States Mint as the 7th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, a position he held until his death in 1925.
The obverse of these 2021 2 oz Proof British Virgin Islands Morgan and Peace Dollar Black Pearl Coins features a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This popular right-profile relief shows the Queen with the George IV State Diadem. On the reverse side of 2021 2 oz Proof Silver BVI Morgan and Peace Dollar Black Pearl Coins are two effigies of Lady Liberty. George T. Morgan’s effigy of Liberty is in the foreground, with Anthony de Francisci’s Peace Dollar portrait of Liberty in the background.
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