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
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: 4/4/2016

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1921 MORGAN S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 27.00 27.50 28.00 28.50 32.00 33.00 34.00 35.00 37.00 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
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 115 200 435 675 2100 5400 28000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 300 475 800 - - - -
1921 MORGAN S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 400 800 3050 8500 19500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 109982
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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5/1/2016 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 8578
5/1/2016 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 8577
5/1/2016 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 9373


Auction Prices Realized

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8/18/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29085, 29085/Lot# 28264 $34.00
10/9/2011 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3151, 3151/Lot# 2524 $69.00
5/27/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 864 $28.75
3/11/2013 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3421, 3421/Lot# 2487 $80.00
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 207074 $36.94
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8676 $176.25
12/19/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3513, 6082/Lot# 22318 $29.38
1/11/2015 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 838, 847/Lot# 175 $70.00


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 1987
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 669
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 504
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 426
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 408
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 272
US Type Set, 1792-1964 267
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 235
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 215
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 195
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 147
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 129
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 99
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 95
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 89
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 63
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 56
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 55
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 53
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 51
Peace Dollars, 1921-1935, Top 50 VAMs 35
1921 Mint Set 27
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 26
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, GSA Soft Pack Holders Only 22
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 20
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 15
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 14
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 12
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 12
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 12
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 11
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 10
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 9
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3155
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
Grade: MS 63 DPL
Points: 2807
Owner: Ramundo
 
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