On sale for two weeks each or until mintage is depleted, with shipping in October
Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today announced that the 2021 renditions of the classic Morgan and Peace dollars will be available in three pre-order windows, beginning on May 24, June 1, and June 7, with each order window lasting two weeks.
The products will include five Morgan dollars — three versions from Philadelphia (one with no mint mark, one with a Carson City privy mark, and one with a New Orleans privy mark) and one version each from Denver and from San Francisco with “D” and “S” Mint marks, respectively. The Peace dollar will be manufactured at Philadelphia with no mint mark. The historic New Orleans and Carson City mints are no longer operational United States Mint facilities, and no Morgan dollars will actually be struck in those cities. The privy mark coins from Philadelphia are meant to honor the history of the original mintage.
The Morgan dollar struck at Philadelphia with a Carson City privy mark (21XC) and the Morgan dollar struck at Philadelphia with a New Orleans privy mark (21XD) will be on sale during the first pre-order window beginning at noon (ET) May 24 and extending until June 7 at 3:00 pm (ET) or until product inventory is depleted.
The Morgan dollars struck at Denver (21XG) and San Francisco (21XF) will be on sale during the second pre-order window beginning at noon (ET) June 1 and extending until June 15 at 3:00 pm (ET) or until product inventory is depleted.
The Morgan dollar (21XE) and the Peace dollar (21XH) struck at Philadelphia will be on sale during the third pre-order window beginning at noon (ET) June 7 and extending until June 21 at 3:00 pm (ET) or until the product inventory is depleted. The three pre-order windows were necessary to coordinate production planning at our facilities.
Priced at $85 each, all coins will be struck in .999 silver and have an Uncirculated finish. The household limit for each coin will be 10. The product limit for each Morgan dollar is 175,000 coins; the product limit for the Peace dollar is 200,000 coins.
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Shipping is scheduled to begin in October. Customers may begin ordering the coins at noon (ET) on the day each pre-order window opens — May 24, June 1, and June 7 here.
In addition, the Morgan and Peace dollars will be included in the Mint’s recently launched Authorized Bulk Purchase Program. This new program is structured to better meet marketplace product availability on the initial on-sale date by expanding the distribution of Mint products. No more than 10% of products with limited quantities will be distributed under this program.
The coins feature two of the most revered designs of Liberty in U.S. coinage history. The Morgan dollar, designed by George T. Morgan, features an obverse profile of Lady Liberty, and the reverse features a heraldic eagle. The Peace dollar, designed by Anthony de Francisci, features the Goddess of Liberty on the obverse and a bald eagle clutching an olive branch on the reverse.
The Morgan dollar was minted from 1878 to 1904, and again in 1921. In December 1921, Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon approved the Peace dollar, replacing the Morgan dollar, and commemorating the declaration of peace between the United States and the Imperial German government. The Peace dollar was minted from 1921 to 1935.
The Morgan dollar represents the country’s westward expansion and industrial development in the late 19th century. The Peace dollar symbolizes the country’s coming of age as an international power while recognizing the sacrifices made by her citizens in World War I and celebrating the victory and peace that ensued.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale dates at noon EDT.
To reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, the Mint’s sales centers are closed until further notice. Please use the Mint’s catalog site as your primary source of the most current information on product and service status.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.