2021 Morgan Dollar

Background

In 2021, the U.S. Mint will re-issue the Morgan Dollar in honor of its last year of minting in 1921. The 2021 Morgan Dollar is part of the Morgan and Peace Dollar Anniversary Coin Program.

Minted from 1878 to 1904, and again in 1921, the Morgan Dollar was designed by Mint Chief Engraver George T. Morgan (1845-1925). It represented the country’s westward expansion and industrial development in the late 19th century.

The Mint will produce the 2021 Morgan Dollar with an uncirculated finish in five versions of the reverse to recognize the Mint facilities that minted the original coin. The coins made by the Denver and San Francisco Mint facilities will bear “D” and “S” mint marks, respectively. The Philadelphia Mint will produce three versions:

  • One without a mint mark to recognize the historic Philadelphia Mint
  • One with an “O” privy mark to recognize the historic Mint in New Orleans, LA
  • One with a “CC” privy mark to recognize the historic Mint in Carson City, NV
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Characteristics

The obverse (heads) features Liberty in profile. A cap, flora, and a crown incused with the word “LIBERTY” adorn her head, while 13 stars, “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and the date of issuance encircle her.

The reverse (tails) depicts an eagle with outstretched wings clasping arrows and an olive branch, accompanied by a wreath. Some coins feature a “CC” or “O” privy mark in recognition of the historic Mint facilities in Carson City, NV and New Orleans, LA, respectively, where some of the original Morgan Dollars were minted.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • 2021

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • ONE DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

  • Composition:  99.9% Silver
  • Silver Weight:  0.858 troy oz.
  • Finish: Uncirculated
  • Diameter:  1.500 inches (38.10 mm)
  • Edge: Reeded

Artist Information

  • George T. Morgan
Content last reviewed April 23, 2021

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