Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 44,690,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1921 MORGAN S$1 MS obverse 1921 MORGAN 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.

As was the case with the Denver and San Francisco mints, record numbers of Morgans were produced in Philadelphia this year. While available in high grade, including gem and above, the 1921 Morgan dollars are not as attractive as their earlier counterparts due to the different dies used as well as the rush in which they were struck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/4/2016

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1921 MORGAN S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 27.00 27.50 28.00 28.50 32.00 33.00 34.00 35.00 37.00 44.00 46.00 50.00 58.00 70.00 170 1050 20500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 52.00 62.00 83.00 300 4100 - -
1921 MORGAN S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 115 200 435 675 2100 5400 28000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 300 475 800 - - - -
1921 MORGAN S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 300 400 800 3050 8500 19500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 112782
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
10/4/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131640/Lot# 21425
10/5/2016 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7690


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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11/27/1996 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0897, 897/Lot# 1710 $26.75
2/20/2005 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2073 $1,668.00
4/3/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 235, 241/Lot# 6968 $26.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 65   Deep Prooflike Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 3815 $4,485.00
8/11/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(7), 1158/Lot# 11508 $149.50
10/16/2011 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/16/2011, 140/Lot# 20653 $40.00
12/11/2011 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/11/2011, 148/Lot# 22233 $42.00
3/24/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131314/Lot# 21367 $60.00
9/4/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8413 $822.50


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 1973
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 669
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 505
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 433
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 415
US Type Set, 1792-1964 279
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 273
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 238
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 220
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 199
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 152
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 130
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 100
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 96
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 90
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 62
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 57
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 56
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 55
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 53
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 31
1921 Mint Set 28
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, GSA Soft Pack Holders Only 22
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 21
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 16
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 15
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 13
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 12
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 12
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 12
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 11
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 10
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3155
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
Grade: MS 63 DPL
Points: 2807
Owner: Ramundo
 
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