Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 20,345,000
Catalog: KM-110
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.83 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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

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: 4/4/2016

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1921 D S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 27.00 27.50 28.00 28.50 32.00 33.00 35.00 36.00 39.00 47.00 49.00 57.00 78.00 140 400 1550 29500 55000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 63.00 100.00 185 800 6500 44000 -
1921 D S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 150 375 950 3800 7600 - - - - -
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1921 D S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3000 11500 21500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 16928
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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6/7/1999 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1172, 1172/Lot# 1985 $207.10
7/26/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 July New York, NY Bullet Sale #321, 321/Lot# 1980 $100.05
1/29/2009 NGC MS 64   Deep Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 328, 334/Lot# 9009 $1,725.00
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
11/11/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/11/2012, 48/Lot# 83549 $33.50
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14610 $344.28
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1396 $223.25
7/20/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207229 $48.20


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 67
Points: 8697
Owner: AYWP
 
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