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: $12.47 (12/21/2014)
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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/19/2014

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1921 D S$1 MS
1921 D S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 80.00 115 350 850 3800 7600 - - - - -
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1921 D S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3000 11500 21500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 15494
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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12/23/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131451/Lot# 27270
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1/31/2001 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1402, 1402/Lot# 1734 $207.10
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11/20/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131148/Lot# 29492 $89.00
2/12/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131208/Lot# 23322 $230.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1188 $269.00
4/7/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 108982 $36.03
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 765 $80.00
4/14/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20620 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1921 D S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base102115119123127131131135143147163194198227272477974208784289234117980
10611612012412813113213814415217319520824234064313454201869710089117980
0000001321381441521731952082423406431345420186971008900
0000001341401461581841972172574098081716631489651094300
1921 D S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base115119127135139143143147155163183272366754117331264290216187279588167490
1161221301361401431441501581702133034958941824351442904350901411975167490
000000144150158170213303495894182435144290435090141197500
0000001461521601762423356251033247539024290653893011436200
1921 D S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12313113513914715515516317117920129539599030095466701474319234134463943173805
126132136142150155158166174186232328593166338285982715380321063822108508890
00000015816617418623232859316633828598271538032106382210800
00000016016817619426436279223364647649872928633120423076900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 8697
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 4201
Owner: bradman
 
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