Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 44,690,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $16.08 (7/26/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1921 MORGAN S$1 MS obverse 1921 MORGAN S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Paradoxically, this highest-mintage Morgan dollar issue is one of the most elusive in pleasing Mint State, according to Q. David Bowers. He writes in his Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars: "Many millions exist in Mint State. However, finding one with eye appeal can be a challenge. ... Luster is typically satiny rather than deeply frosty, but quite a few are grainy or dull."

With the countless quantities of 1921-P dollars struck, one would think this would not be a difficult issue in prooflike condition. However, little effort was given to polishing the dies. The focus was more on churning out massive quantities, rather than producing a quality product. As a result, prooflike 1921-P dollars are also quite scarce.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2014

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1921 MORGAN S$1 MS
1921 MORGAN S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 70.00 130 275 450 1000 5500 21000 - - -
$ - - - - - 70.00 80.00 190 375 600 1600 8500 - -
1921 MORGAN S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 325 700 2600 8500 18750 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 400 900 3750 11500 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 98970
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
8/9/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3558


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/1/2003 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Sale #318, 318/Lot# 6088 $287.50
6/25/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 153, 158/Lot# 2523 $115.00
3/18/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28034, 28034/Lot# 24708 $35.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4166 $51.75
10/4/2010 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2936, 2936/Lot# 1608 $38.00
9/16/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 74536 $15.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25019 $62.28
5/26/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131323/Lot# 28301 $58.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1921 MORGAN S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131131135139143143143143147155171179194241304551153155635922850816113
125131132136140143143143144149160173184209262386877287556826784110430
00000014314314414916017318420926238687728755682678400
000000143143145152165176189225283468120442195802764600
1921 MORGAN S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514314314715115915915915916317120123742374599015053345654568201237023303
13714314414815315915915916016518121329953082611612118441166368670160140
0000001591591601651812132995308261161211844116636867000
00000015915916116819122536163790813332731547867281052000
1921 MORGAN S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155163163167175179179179179183194212674120626144719608968207960117543067757857
15716316416917617917917918018620036685116753315517563327200922418061397370
0000001791791801862003668511675331551756332720092241806100
000000179179181190206520102821444017563265767580104892436900
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 1918
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 653
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 467
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 407
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 374
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 264
US Type Set, 1792-1964 240
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 234
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 213
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 187
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 133
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 129
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 93
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 88
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 61
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 53
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 52
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 50
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 49
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 34
Peace Dollars, 1921-1935, Top 50 VAMs 31
1921 Mint Set 24
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, GSA Soft Pack Holders Only 20
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 12
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 12
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 10
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 9
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 8
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 8
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 7
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 7
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 7
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 6
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 63 DPL
Points: 2614
Owner: barrister5
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1531
Owner: bradman
 
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