1921-S Morgan Silver Dollar

1921-S Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1921-S Morgan Silver Dollar was the final year that Morgan Silver Dollars were created. All of the 1921-S Morgan Dollars have a micro s mint mark just like the micro D of the 1921-D Morgan Silver Dollar. Few of these coins were released into circulation after striking although they were mandated by the government under the provisions of the 1918 Pittman Act, and were viewed as somewhat of a rarity during the 1920s. Many of the coins were paid out from storage vaults over the next couple of decades, but little attention was paid to them. 


History of the 1921-S Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1921-S Morgan Silver Dollar wasn’t as popular as Morgan Dollars of decades past, and very few bags still exist, as many were dispersed over time. It is believed that millions of the 1921-S Morgan Silver Dollar were melted down under provisions of the 1942 Silver Act, up to 10 to 15 million in total. The 1921-S Morgan Dollar is common in circulated grades, and is still common, but more elusive in Mint State compared to its same year Denver and Philadelphia Mint coins. The luster is often rich on this coin, but striking is typically poor. 


1921-S Morgan Silver Dollar Value

Fully struck and lustrous 1921-S Morgan Dollars are available, but scarce. Cherrypicking is advised to ensure you get the best coin for your Morgan Dollar series collections. The 1921-S Morgan Silver Dollar value ranges from below a hundred dollars to upwards of the low tens of thousands. These were the last coins minted in the Morgan Dollar series making the 1921-S Morgan Silver Dollar a valuable addition to a collection. 


Type of coin: Silver Dollar

Year: 1921-S Morgan Silver Dollar

Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark: San Francisco

Total mintage: 21,695,000

Metal content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Face value: One dollar

Weight: 27.20 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters