Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 20,345,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1921 D $1 MS obverse 1921 D $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In 1918, the Pittman Act was passed. It called for the melting of up to 350 million silver dollars in order to sell the silver to Britain to keep their currency afloat during the first World War. In total, 270,232,722 silver dollars were melted.

A key piece of the Pittman Act called for the replacement of all coins melted with new silver dollars. This was the reason that the Morgan dollar was resurrected in 1921. Unfortunately, the Mint had already destroyed the hubs for the Morgan dollar years earlier. Therefore, Morgan had to recreate entirely new master dies for the 1921 issue. This is why the 1921 Morgan dollars look very different from the earlier issues.

Some 20.3 million Morgans were struck in Denver in 1921. Like the San Francisco and Philly issues, this was a record number that was never broken. Quality was better in Denver than San Francisco, and this issue is readily available in gem and above.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/17/2020

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1921 D $1 MS
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Base $ 27.00 27.50 28.00 28.50 32.00 36.00 39.00 41.00 43.00 47.00 49.00 55.00 74.00 150 320 1000 13000 50000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 63.00 100.00 185 600 3000 39000 -
1921 D $1 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 315 400 700 1100 2900 5000 - - - - -
1921 D $1 MS DPL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1150 1560 3000 8000 12500 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 20719
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1921 D $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base431-2634103881273616531709952155610672122152297151--20503
-------------221218173---54
-------------251104434----195
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Total431-2634103881273616531709952159611373352214350181--20755
 0%0%0%-0%0%0%0%1%2%3%1%5%10%29%35%11%2%0%0%-- 
1921 D $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------4210356564141----195
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Total----------4210356564141----195
 ----------2%1%5%18%33%33%7%1%---- 
1921 D $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------111684-----21
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Total-----------111684-----21
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1921 D $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11511912713513914314715115516318336650294916583365459148745169000
116122130136140144148152158170244411651118522273774468549725169000
000000148152158170244411651118522273774468549725169000
000000150154160176305457800142227964182478050715169000
1921 D $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base127131139147151155159163171179201395539997300954667014743192341344600
12813414214815215616016617418626644369216683828598271538032106381344600
00000016016617418626644369216683828598271538032106381344600
00000016216817619433049184423384647649872928633120421344600
1921 D $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111115119123127131135139143147163194198227298477990216199181041600
11211612012412813213614014415217319520825135864813804747100841041600
00000013614014415217319520825135864813804747100841041600
00000013814214615818419721727441781917717332102501041600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 10084
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 10084
Owner: AYWP
 
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