Featuring the iconic Silver Dollar design (1878-1921) by George T. Morgan, these Morgan Silver Dollars offer nostalgia along with value that benefits any numismatic collection.
- Each coin contains .7734 oz of Pure Silver.
- Coins come in protective plastic flips. Multiples of 20 come in plastic tubes.
- Obverse: Left facing profile of Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap adorned with wheat and cotton balls in her hair.
- Reverse: Bald eagle with outstretched wings clutching an olive branch and arrows in its talons.
- U.S. Mint issues from the following mints:
* P – Philadelphia
* D – Denver
* S – San Francisco
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These problem-free common date coins retain their original design elements and exhibit honest wear. Add this last year of the Morgan Silver Dollar to your cart today!
These 1921 Morgan Dollars are of mixed mint marks of P, D or S or may all be of the same mint determined by stock on hand.
The Morgan Dollar holds a special place in U.S. coinage as it was the first coin to feature Lady Liberty with an American look, rather than the traditional Greek style. Her cap is adorned with wheat and cotton as a tribute to America's agricultural history.
The image of the eagle was also updated for the Morgan Dollar, showing a proportionally correct eagle with beautifully designed feathers. He carries an olive branch, showing America's desire for peace, and is perched atop a bundle of arrows, signifying America's readiness to defend her borders against attack.
The Morgan Dollar flooded the markets from 1878-1904. Nearly two decades after production halted, the Morgan Dollar was seen again for one year only, in 1921, due to a renewed desire for this iconic, beautiful design.
The history of the 1921 Morgan Dollar
The 1921 Morgan Dollar represents the U.S. Mint’s return to producing Silver dollars after production halted in 1904 due to the depletion of the Silver reserves. The Silver coin was replaced by the Peace Dollar near the end of 1904. Initially, the Morgan Silver Dollar value was equal to its face value; now the value of the Morgan Silver Dollar is in its Silver content and collectibility. Buy Silver coins such as the Morgan Silver Dollar, and own a piece of American history.
Why collect the 1921 Morgan Dollar?
With the 1921 Morgan Dollar, complete your Morgan Silver Dollar collection. Morgan Silver Dollar values are most often based primarily on their numismatic, or collector, value; however, the Silver coins do contain .7734 oz of Silver. Many collect the Silver coins issued from each U.S. Mint, while others prefer to collect a Silver coin from each year issued. Others buy these Silver coins because the Lady Liberty design has a decidedly American look with wheat and cotton adorning her cap.
Collect 1921 Morgan Dollars that bear the name of their designer, George T. Morgan.
1921 Morgan Dollars feature the iconic Lady Liberty design that George T. Morgan designed for the launch of these beautiful Silver coins in 1878. Before designing Silver coins for the U.S. Mint, Morgan was a well-respected assistant engraver at the British Royal Mint, and it was this respect that earned him the recommendation from the British Royal Mint’s Director, Charles W. Fremantle, for the U.S. Mint job. Though the Silver bullion Morgan is best known for designing is the Morgan Silver Dollar, he also designed many other popular coins such as the Bland Dollar.
Scandal and intrigue surrounds 1921 Morgan Dollars.
Before designing 1921 Morgan Dollars, engraver George T. Morgan needed to find a female model to help him create the Lady Liberty portrait he envisioned. Modeling for a Silver coin design, or any art for that matter, was considered scandalous and not something a proper woman would do. Eventually schoolteacher Anna Willess Williams agreed to model for the Silver bullion design under the strict provision that her identity remain anonymous because she could lose her job. Williams’ involvement with the Silver coins remained hidden for a while, though she did eventually lose her job when a newspaper reporter uncovered her secret years later.