New Details on The 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars

As reported last week, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) met on January 19, 2021 via audio conference to discuss the 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars that are to be created under the 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act. During the meeting, candidate images of the two coins were released and now, thanks to CoinWorld, we now have more details on what the Mint plans to do on striking of these coins.

According to April Stafford, director of the Office of Design Management at the Mint, the 2021 Morgan Dollar will be struck at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mint facilities. The Philadelphia strikes will have no Mint Mark while the Denver and San Francisco strikes will have the D and S marks respectively.

2021 Morgan Dollar Obverse (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)
2021 Morgan Dollar Obverse (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)

In addition, the Philadelphia facility will also strike two additional Morgan Dollars that will have privy marks to honor branch Mints that were functional during the Morgan Dollar era. That is, there will be a privy mark to honor the Carson City and New Orleans Mints. Where those privy marks will be place is not clear.

Finally, the Philadelphia Mint will strike the 2021 Peace Dollar but it will not have a Mint Mark, just as the 1921 coins were absent of one.

2021 Peace Dollar Obverse (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)
2021 Peace Dollar Obverse (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)

Morgan dollars were originally struck at the Carson City Mint between 1878 and 1893 and at the New Orleans facility between 1879 and 1904.

The Mint has not disclosed what finishes of the two new coins will be made available but it is likely a Proof and Uncirculated finish will be offered. Equally, there is clear indicator of planned mintages of the coins.

2 thoughts on “New Details on The 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars”

  1. Looks like the Peace is using the original high relief striking. Impressive program, so likely there will be 12 coins issued, perhaps more. These won’t be cheap, but hopefully they will be sold individually, and maybe by their mints in sets of 5 (or 6) separate unc. and proof cases. Bet they all will be very popular.

    On another issue, I found a note by the Mint that both the last ATB (Tuskegee) and Crossing the Delaware quarters will not be issued with “W” mintmarks.

    • No question in my mind these will be hugely popular. Not sure how many total different coins will be done – the Mint hasn’t officially commented on it but I suspect you are likely right or close.

      It is my understanding that there will be no “W” coins in 2021. I’m waiting on official word of that via the Mint’s press office and once I get it, I’ll post on it for sure.


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