1921 Morgan Silver Dollar BU
Add value to your investment portfolio or numismatic collection with these Brilliant Uncirculated U.S. Morgan Silver Dollars. Each Morgan Dollar is a piece of American history making it nostalgic as well as valuable.
- Contains .7734 oz actual Silver weight.
- Orders in multiples of 20 coins are packaged and shipped in plastic square tubes.
- Obverse: Left facing profile of Liberty. Anna Willess Williams, a teacher and philosophical writer, modeled for this design by George T. Morgan of Lady Liberty.
- Reverse: Features a bald eagle clutching an olive branch in one talon and a bundle of arrows in the other. Surrounding the eagle is "United States of America," "One Dollar," and "In God We Trust."
- These 90% Silver Morgan Dollars from the Philadelphia mint will grade MS-60 to MS-63.
Protect and display your Morgan Dollar Collection in style by adding an attractive album or holder to your order.
During the years 1878-1921, more than half a billion Morgan Silver Dollars were minted, making it one of America's best known coins. Claim one for yourself, collection or friend today.
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
Before 1921 Morgan Dollars were minted, the popular Silver coins had not been produced since 1904. At that time, production of Morgan Silver Dollars ceased because the demand for Silver Dollars was low, yet the supply was abundant. Excess Silver Dollars were stored in the U.S. Treasury vaults until 1918 when the Pittman Act, passed by Congress, required the melting of over 270 million of these Silver coins in response to Great Britain’s request to buy Silver bullion from the U.S. government. Great Britain needed to buy Silver from the U.S. in order to prevent an economic disaster because rumors were being spread that Great Britain could no longer guarantee its Silver certificates.