Experience a piece of history with the 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar AU, a remarkable relic preserved in Almost Uncirculated (AU) condition. Crafted nearly a century ago by the esteemed US Mint, each coin embodies approximately .7734 troy ounces of 90% pure silver, retaining its historical value and allure. While dormant in production for over 90 years, it retains its legal tender status of $1 in the United States.
- Safely arrives in a protective plastic flip, ensuring its preservation.
- Multiples of 20 are conveniently housed in a secure plastic tube.
- A rare specimen hailing from the final year of production
- Maintains an AU condition, upholding its historical significance.
- Endorses a face value of $1 (USD), supported by the federal government.
- The obverse showcases a captivating left-profile portrait of Liberty.
- The reverse elegantly depicts the majestic American bald eagle.
- Skillfully designed by the esteemed George T. Morgan.
The Morgan Silver Dollar stands as an iconic emblem of the US Mint’s legacy, originating during a pivotal era in the mining industry when the Treasury was expected to freely coin silver. This exceptional coin emerged in 1878, replacing its predecessor, the Seated Liberty Dollar, following congressional mandates and the Bland-Allison Act.
The narrative surrounding the Morgan Silver Dollar is intricate, originating from the legislation that mandated the Treasury’s monthly purchase of a set monetary value of silver, which shifted under the Sherman Silver Purchase Act to a fixed weight of silver.
Crafted under the purview of George T. Morgan, the coin’s obverse showcases the enduring left-profile image of Lady Liberty, while the reverse displays the powerful American bald eagle. Production spanned from 1878 to 1904, concluding with the depletion of silver obtained through the Sherman Silver Purchase Act. A brief resurgence occurred in 1921, maintaining the original design.
Despite its production two decades after the series’ conclusion, the 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar proudly bears the familiar images of its predecessors. Its obverse encapsulates Lady Liberty encircled by “E Pluribus Unum” and the year of mintage, while the reverse features the iconic bald eagle amid the phrases “United States of America” and “One Dollar.”
Distinctively, the 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar was exclusively minted at the Denver Mint, operational post the original coin’s cessation. Today, collectors can relish the opportunity to acquire this historical treasure in Almost Uncirculated condition.