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H.R. 6192 – 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act Passes The Senate

1921 Morgan Dollar

1921 Morgan Dollar

The United States Senate has passed H.R. 6192, the 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act. The bill passed the Senate on December 17, 2020 and is now heading to the President for signature. The full text of the bill can be found here. The Act the House of Representatives in September.

An effort to empower the US Mint to issue coins celebrating the Morgan and Peace Dollars, two of America’s most-loved series, had been re-introduced in Congress. The bill (H.R. 6192), which is called the 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act, is an exciting development for United States numismatics and deserved – and earned – the widespread support of the coin collecting community. Once the Act is signed into law, the Mint will issue a 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollar to honor the 100th anniversary of the transition of the United States dollar coin from the Morgan to the Peace Dollar.

The Act itself does not call out any mintage limits, only that the coin is authorized to be sold in 2021 and that the coins will have the exact same designs of the 1921 Morgan and 1921 Peace dollar coins. The designs will, of course, be enhanced slightly thanks to the improved minting processes over the last 100 years.

The only step remaining is for the Act to be signed into law by either President Trump before his term ends or by President-Elect Biden when he assumes office on January 20, 2021. It is unclear when the signature will happen and there is a chance that the President could veto the bill which is highly unlikely.

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