1921 Morgan Silver Dollar $1 – Brilliant Uncirculated
This 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar is in uncirculated condition, making it a beautiful example of a popular American coin. 1921 was a unique year for Morgans, as it was the only year after 1904 that the coins were minted. That means that this piece is likely to be of special interest to collectors.
Design of the 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar
Both sides of the 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar were designed by George T. Morgan, from whom the coin gets its name. The obverse features Lady Liberty facing to the left. While previous versions of Lady Liberty were Greek-style, Morgan instead went with an Americanized design, for which he used Anna Willess Williams as the model. Lady Liberty’s curly hair runs down the back of her neck. On top of her head, she wears a ribbon that bears the inscription “LIBERTY.” Behind that is a Phrygian cap. “E PLURIBUS UNUM” (From many, one), the Latin motto from the Great Seal of the United States, arches along the rim from left to right. The date of mintage, 1921, is inscribed at the bottom, where room is created by the angular truncation of Liberty’s neck. Thirteen stars, seven on the left and six on the right, represent the original states and connect the two rim inscriptions.
The face value of the coin, “ONE DOLLAR,” is inscribed along the rim on the bottom of the reverse. On each side of the inscription is a six-pointed star. Bridging the gap between those starts is the name of the country of issue, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” Just inside the inscription on the rim is a laurel wreath, which arches up on both sides. In the middle is an eagle, which holds arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. The bird’s wings stretch upwards to the reeded edge of the coin. The national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” is inscribed between the wings at the top.
Why add this 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection?
This 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar is in uncirculated condition, though it may have some bag marks. It is .900 pure and has .7734 Troy oz. of silver. Its thickness of 3.1 mm makes it attractive to many who like their coins to have some heft. This 1921 Morgan is a piece that every serious collector of American coins should have.
|Year of Issue:||1921|
|Weight in Grams:||26.73 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.8594 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Liberty facing left flanked by stars|
|Reverse Design:||Eagle clasping arrows and olive branch within half wreath|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||George T. Morgan|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||George T. Morgan|