Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 20,345,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.32 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1921 D S$1 MS obverse 1921 D S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1921-dated Morgan dollars, struck after a hiatus lasting more than a decade and a half, show a number of small design changes from their predecessors. In 1910, the old hubs used to make Morgan dollar dies had been destroyed, as the Mint had seen no need for them in the future. The revised Morgan dollar design of 1921 is properly credited to Morgan, though as Q. David Bowers notes, John R. Sinnock also played a role.

NGC population figures reveal an abundant supply of coins through near-Gem, after which the number of specimens decreases significantly. The 1921-D tends to be weakly struck. David Bowers (2005) writes: "Sharply struck pieces are in the distinct minority and will require extensive cherrypicking to find."

Prooflike 1921-D dollars are more a matter of chance rather than intention, meaning, that they are probably a result of the use of new dies rather than polishing previously used ones.

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


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Price Guide

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1921 D S$1 MS
1921 D S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 70.00 100.00 265 525 3250 6500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 80.00 125 375 800 3900 - - - -
1921 D S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3000 11500 21500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 4000 13000 23500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 15275
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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10/28/1998 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1100, 1100/Lot# 1863 $49.05
5/24/2009 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 792 $230.00
1/6/2011 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5381 $316.25
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1188 $269.00
7/22/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131231/Lot# 29181 $99.00
12/30/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131302/Lot# 26258 $91.00
4/28/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20513 $925.90
8/31/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 141100 $45.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1921 D S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333320376381811061151835071351443169511179422146
333333382545698189109137291788237752718565152440
00000038254569818910913729178823775271856500
00000031431547581971121603991069340461111017900
1921 D S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333203763818110652799015051886456571381674731219
333333382545698189246681116116322779542210341215710
00000038254569818924668111611632277954221034100
000000314315475819738683513331759367262801354400
1921 D S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333203763818110610812860481773179234134463943173805
33333338254569818943116743512565079561063822107508890
0000003825456981894311674351256507956106382210700
00000031431547581977562267416464838595120423076900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5271
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2377
Owner: bradman
 
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