The following is a Press Release from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announcing that special labels and designations will be available for the upcoming 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollar anniversary coins. The first of these coins, the CC and O privy marked Morgan anniversary coins will go on sale next week.
With the US Mint’s release of new Morgan and Peace Dollars in 2021, collectors have the opportunity to fall in love with the popular series all over again. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is offering special label and designation options to celebrate the return of these iconic silver dollars, which are available for preorder on May 24, June 1 and June 7, with two coins being released on each date. The coins are expected to ship in October.
The 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars include five versions of the Morgan Dollar and one Peace Dollar, all with an Uncirculated finish. Because the new Morgan and Peace Dollars closely adhere to the designs of the original coins, they are a meaningful tribute and an exciting addition to any Morgan Dollar or Peace Dollar collection.
The different versions of the 2021 Morgan Dollar commemorate the mints that produced the original coins. One has no mintmark to recognize the historic Philadelphia Mint’s absence of a mintmark; one features the “S” mintmark of the San Francisco Mint, while another features the “D” mintmark of the Denver Mint; and for the former mints in New Orleans and Carson City, two of the 2021 Morgan Dollars feature privy marks. The privy marks are raised ovals with the original “O” or “CC” mintmark.
Like its 1921 counterpart, the 2021 Peace Dollar has no mintmark and is being produced by the Philadelphia Mint. Its dazzling high relief appearance is in honor of the original coin, which was struck in high relief.
The 100th anniversary of the transition from the Morgan Dollar to the Peace Dollar in 1921 is an important event in numismatics, as these are among the most prominent and beloved American coin series. Called the “King of 19th Century Coins,” the Morgan Dollar was minted from 1878 to 1904 and again, unexpectedly, in 1921. The Peace Dollar, minted from 1921 to 1935, symbolizes the country’s modernization in the 20th century in addition to commemorating the peace achieved after World War I.
“For many people, myself included, either the Morgan Dollar or Peace Dollar helped to inspire the pursuit of coin collecting,” commented Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman and Grading Finalizer. “The US Mint’s decision to release 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars is a boon to numismatics and to collectors everywhere who love these coins.”
Available for all submitters of 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars, the NGC 1921 Morgan Dollar Centennial label and the NGC Peace Dollar Centennial label convey the industry and optimism of the American spirt embodied by these coins. The labels are also offered for bulk submissions of 1921 Morgan and Peace Dollars, and oversize versions are available for bulk submissions of multi-coin sets.
Submitters may also select the popular NGC Early Releases or First Releases designations and labels for the 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars if they are received by NGC within the first 30 days of release. For cutoff dates, click here.
The 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars will only be available in limited mintages: 175,000 for each version of the Morgan Dollar and 200,000 for the Peace Dollar.
- Submit coins under the Early Bird tier or higher.
- Coins do not need to be submitted in the US Mint packaging.
The following designations are available for these coins:
|Early Releases||+$12||On the US submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
|First Releases||+$12||On the US submission form, select First Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
The following labels are available for these coins:
1921 Morgan Dollar Centennial #1580
|Free||By default for 2021 Morgan Dollars. (Enter 1921 Morgan Dollar Centennial #1580 on your submission form. Early Releases and First Releases designations are available on this label for an additional $12 fee, if applicable.)|
Peace Dollar Centennial #1581
|Free||By default for 2021 Peace Dollars. (Enter Peace Dollar Centennial #1581 on your submission form. Early Releases and First Releases designations are available on this label for an additional $12 fee, if applicable.)|
Early Releases #378
|Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$12)||Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form. Otherwise, the default label will be used.|
First Releases #379
|Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$12)||Select First Releases and enter and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form. Otherwise, the default label will be used.|
NGC Standard Brown #377
|Free||By Request. Enter Standard Brown Label #377 on your submission form.|
Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at service@NGCcoin.com or 1-800-NGC-COIN (1-800-642-2646).
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NGC’s First Day of Issue designation and labels are available for select bulk submissions only. To qualify for First Day of Issue, coins must be purchased within one day of the first day that a mint makes a new coin issue available for sale and must be received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within one week of the release date. NGC will require that the submitter provide adequate evidence (including purchase receipts) to demonstrate the date when the coins were purchased.