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: $12.44 (12/28/2014)
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: 12/19/2014

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1921 MORGAN S$1 MS
1921 MORGAN S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 100.00 195 425 575 1650 6000 28000 - - -
$ - - - - - 75.00 125 250 475 800 2500 8500 - -
1921 MORGAN S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 340 740 3250 9500 19500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 101062
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
12/30/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131452/Lot# 29618
12/30/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131452/Lot# 29259
12/30/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131452/Lot# 29619
12/30/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131452/Lot# 29260


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/23/1996 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0904, 904/Lot# 1700 $29.75
2/20/2005 PCGS   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2064 $977.50
2/26/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131210/Lot# 28058 $62.00
12/15/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 158035 $38.00
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 135627 $75.00
6/1/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 806, 815/Lot# 307 $75.00
8/1/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20291 $493.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1921 MORGAN S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131131135139143143143143147155171183201255320575160962486820850816113
126131132136140143143143144150160175189219277405920315564397383110430
00000014314314415016017518921927740592031556439738300
000000143143146152166179195237298490126447026629794500
1921 MORGAN S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135143143147151159159159159163171237272450774106617073984695174311237023303
13814314414815415915915916016619324933155887112802466497371119077160140
0000001591591601661932493315588711280246649737111907700
00000015915916216821526039166696914933225596272711072400
1921 MORGAN S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155163163167175179179179179183194212865139328074817665170777960117543067757857
158163164170176179179179180187200430104118643477542867937371922518062397370
00000017917918018720043010411864347754286793737192251806200
000000179179182190206647121723364147604069357666104892436900
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 1930
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 663
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 474
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 414
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 384
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 272
US Type Set, 1792-1964 251
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 234
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 212
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 187
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 134
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 132
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 97
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 89
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 66
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 54
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 53
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 51
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 50
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 37
Peace Dollars, 1921-1935, Top 50 VAMs 32
1921 Mint Set 28
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, GSA Soft Pack Holders Only 23
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 18
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 14
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 12
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 11
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 11
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 11
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 10
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 8
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 7
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 7
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3155
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
Grade: MS 63 DPL
Points: 2807
Owner: Ramundo
 
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