NGC Special Labels and Designations for the 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollar Anniversary Coins

Posted on 5/13/2021

The new coins — and NGC’s attractive certification options — celebrate the 100th anniversary of the last Morgan Dollar and the first Peace Dollar. Special submission instructions must be followed. See the “Submission Instructions” section of this article.

In 1921, the US Mint retired the Morgan Dollar — a storied coin of the Old West — and introduced the Peace Dollar — a symbol of America becoming a world power. Now, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this significant transition, the US Mint will release 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars. Demand is expected to be intense for this extraordinary opportunity to own a modern-day issue of these iconic and incredibly popular American coins.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is offering special label and designation options to celebrate the return of the Morgan and Peace Dollars, the first two of which were available for preorder on May 24, with the others being available to order later this year. The coins are expected to ship in October.

2021-'CC' Morgan Dollar with the NGC Morgan Dollar Centennial Label
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The 2021 issues include five versions of the Morgan Dollar to commemorate the mints that produced the original coins. One has no mintmark to recognize the historic Philadelphia Mint, which did not use a mintmark. Another features the “S” mintmark of the San Francisco Mint, while the third features the “D” mintmark of the Denver Mint. The former mints in New Orleans and Carson City are celebrated with privy marks, which are raised ovals with the original “O” or “CC” mintmark.

The 2021 Peace Dollar has no mintmark and is being produced by the Philadelphia Mint. Its dazzling high relief appearance is in honor of the original coin, which was struck in high relief.

2021 Peace Dollar with the NGC Peace Dollar Centennial Label
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The 100th anniversary of the transition from the Morgan Dollar to the Peace Dollar in 1921 is an important event in numismatics, as these are among the most prominent and beloved American coin series. Called the “King of 19th Century Coins,” the Morgan Dollar was minted from 1878 to 1904 and again, unexpectedly, in 1921. The Peace Dollar, minted from 1921 to 1935, symbolizes the country’s modernization in the 20th century in addition to commemorating the peace achieved after World War I.

“For many people, the Morgan and Peace Dollars helped to spark the pursuit of coin collecting,” commented Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman and Grading Finalizer. “The release of new Morgan and Peace Dollars in 2021 will appeal to virtually all collectors and inspire a new generation of numismatists.”

Available for all submitters of 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars, the NGC 1921 Morgan Dollar Centennial label and the NGC Peace Dollar Centennial label convey the industry and optimism of the American spirt embodied by these coins. The labels are also offered for bulk submissions of 1921 Morgan and Peace Dollars, and oversize versions are available for bulk submissions of multi-coin sets.

2021-S Morgan Dollar with the NGC Early Releases Designation and Label
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Submitters may also select the popular NGC Early Releases or First Releases designations and labels for the 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars if they are received by NGC within the first 30 days of release. For cutoff dates, click here.

The 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars will only be available in limited mintages: 175,000 for each version of the Morgan Dollar and 200,000 for the Peace Dollar.

Submission Instructions:

  • Submit coins under the Early Bird tier or higher.
  • Coins do not need to be submitted in the US Mint packaging.

The following designations are available for these coins:

Designation options Fee Directions
Early Releases +$12 On the US submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.
First Releases +$12 On the US submission form, select First Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.

The following labels are available for these coins:

Label options Fee Directions

1921 Morgan Dollar Centennial #1580
Free By default for 2021 Morgan Dollars. (Enter 1921 Morgan Dollar Centennial #1580 on your submission form. Early Releases and First Releases designations are available on this label for an additional $12 fee, if applicable.)

Peace Dollar Centennial #1581
Free By default for 2021 Peace Dollars. (Enter Peace Dollar Centennial #1581 on your submission form. Early Releases and First Releases designations are available on this label for an additional $12 fee, if applicable.)

Early Releases #378
Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$12) Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form. Otherwise, the default label will be used.

First Releases #379
Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$12) Select First Releases and enter and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form. Otherwise, the default label will be used.

NGC Standard Brown #377
Free By Request. Enter Standard Brown Label #377 on your submission form.

Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at service@NGCcoin.com or 1-800-NGC-COIN (1-800-642-2646).

NGC Collectors Society paid members can submit their coins directly to NGC. Not an NGC Collectors Society member? Paid memberships start at just $25/year. Join today.

Bulk submissions

NGC’s First Day of Issue designation and labels are available for select bulk submissions only. To qualify for First Day of Issue, coins must be purchased within one day of the first day that a mint makes a new coin issue available for sale and must be received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within one week of the release date. NGC will require that the submitter provide adequate evidence (including purchase receipts) to demonstrate the date when the coins were purchased.

For bulk submissions, contact Scott Heller at Sheller@NGCcoin.com or 941-360-3990 or Miles Standish at Miles@NGCcoin.com or 949-922-0515.

Related links

NGC Offers Attractive New Labels to Celebrate the Centennial of the 1921 Morgan and Peace Dollars
NGC Special Labels
NGC Releases Designations
2021 US First and Early Releases Cutoff Dates


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