Final 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars Launch

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Only two of six coins remain from the U.S. Mint’s collection of products which mark the 100th anniversary of the transition from Morgan dollars to Peace dollars. The four earlier centennial dollars sold out within minutes of their release.

2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars - Obverses
2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars (obverses)

Beginning at Noon ET, the U.S. Mint will offer the 2021 Morgan Silver Dollar and the 2021 Peace Silver Dollar. Both 99.9% pure silver coins are struck at the Mint’s facility in Philadelphia, but do not bear any mintmark as was common at the time of their historical counterparts.

Product limits of just 175,000 Morgans and 200,000 Peace dollars have been established, each with a household order limit of three. They are $85 apiece, which is the same price as each of the four dollars which preceded them.

Those four included the 2021 Morgan Silver Dollar with a CC (Carson City) Privy Mark and the 2021 Morgan Silver Dollar with an O (New Orleans) Privy Mark. They made their pre-order debut in May with a household order limit of ten apiece. Their launch, however, was fraught with issues as the Mint’s website was slammed with traffic making it difficult and in cases impossible for customers to place an order.

Acknowledging the issue, the Mint postponed the release of several products, including the four remaining centennial strikes, to allow time for it to implement a solution. Following new safeguards, the 2021-D Morgan Silver Dollar and the 2021-S Morgan Silver Dollar opened last week for pre-orders with a lower household order limit of three each. The Mint’s changes appeared to have helped, although many still experienced issues as they tried to make their purchases. Both coins lasted less than thirty minutes.

2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollar Designs

Like the earlier four dollars, today’s coins are authorized under Public Law 116-286, the 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act, which requires each to feature designs similar to those on their historical predecessors. To accomplish the job, the Mint used century-plus old assets coupled with modern technology to recreate the long-favored images.

This includes the Morgan design as created by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver George T. Morgan for dollars from 1878 to 1904, and 1921. The obverse (heads side) of the Morgan offers Lady Liberty in profile with a cap, flora, and a crown incused with the word "LIBERTY," while 13 stars, "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and the date of issuance encircle her.

2021 Morgan Silver Dollar - Obverse and Reverse
Philadelphia Mint-struck 2021 Morgan Silver Dollar (obverse and reverse)

The reverse (tails side) of the Morgan dollar depicts a heraldic eagle with outstretched wings clasping arrows and an olive branch, accompanied by a wreath. Reverse inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "ONE DOLLAR."

Renowned Italian American Sculptor Anthony de Francisci created the designs found on the Peace Dollar which originally ran from 1921 to 1935. The obverse has Liberty in profile with a radiant crown on her head. Inscriptions include "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the year of issuance.

2021 Peace Silver Dollar - Obverse and Reverse
Philadelphia Mint-struck 2021 Peace Silver Dollar (obverse and reverse)

Reverses depict an eagle at rest holding an olive branch above the inscription "PEACE." Additional inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and "ONE DOLLAR."

Coin Specifications

Denomination: $1
Finish: Uncirculated
Composition: 99.9% Silver
Silver Weight: 0.858 troy oz.
Diameter: 1.500 inches (38.10 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark: Philadelphia (no mintmark)

 

Pre-ordering and Shipping

Pre-order the coins directly from the U.S. Mint’s online store at 2021 Morgan Dollar and 2021 Peace Dollar.

Credit card information will be verified by the Mint at the time a pre-order is made, but the actual charge will not occur until the shipment of the coins in October. This makes it very important for customers to always keep their credit card information on account with the Mint current.

Each dollar arrives within a United States Mint black box, with an outer sleeve adorned with an image of the coin obverse and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Bruce

Got the gateway error, this page moved or deleted message. This after numerous times of trying to get a Morgan. Said let me try for a Peace dollar. More of the same errors. Okay then,I’ll break the Morgan from my cart and try just for a Peace dollar. Figured by now they were out of Morgan’s and keeping me from getting a Peace. So I hit refresh to try again for just a Peace dollar this time and it came up on my order confirmation that was listing both Morgan and Peace dollars??? Don’t understand this but am not gonna… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Bruce,

You weren’t alone in this odd experience. I went from being lost in a thicket of website detours, objections and what seemed like unnecessary repetitive ambushes to getting three of each of the coins at the end of this series of derailments. I’m still very surprised that this, and not a big zero, was the ultimate outcome.

LEE

I got 3 of each yesterday and was checked by 1202pm. very quick and smooth this time.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Lee,

Congrats and kudos on being such a successful “speed racer”!

LEE

Thank You

Kaiser Wilhelm

Lee,

Indeed my pleasure, and, not to belabor the extremely obvious, but if only more of us could have this kind of a coin ordering field day on a more regular basis.

Silver Bull

Same thing for me but wasn’t so lucky on the other 2 releases. Did fine on the proofs and yesterday now lets do it all over again tomorrow lol, I will only go for 1 maybe 2 since i did get 2 Ws. I’m eyeing the reverse proof set also! The mint put out some good stuff this year, no doubt!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Silver Bull,

Too bad about the first four Morgans, but at least you made out yesterday.

And yes, some interesting releases indeed coming from the Mint this year!

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harryg

Greetings fellow collectors. I am new here and thought I would chime in. I think I managed to secure 3 each of the Morgan D, S, P and Peace dollars and got confirmation numbers but until I have them in my hands, I won’t consider it a done deal as these were my first attempts at purchasing anything directly from the mint. It was not smooth process at all for me as both times I had real difficulty checking out. It kept telling me it was something like a “bad gateway”. After what seemed like 6 or 7 attempts they… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

harryg,

Welcome to the Mint buying community. Considering this was your first try at ordering from the Mint you did great; congratulations! As for the first two which you missed, it’s just my two cent’s worth, but I don’t think the privy marks are nearly as impressive as having the real mint marks on the D and S. Take it for what it’s worth.

harryg

Thank you for the warm welcome. After reading all the comments I realize now just how lucky I was. Perhaps persistence helps and a bit of beginners luck. I don’t really know but I will appreciate them even more knowing the difficulties most folks had.

Kaiser Wilhelm

harryg,

You brought up an excellent point that hadn’t even occurred to me before. The glass half full here is that having to literally “fight” for so many of these coins almost every release day makes it all that much sweeter to have been victorious in the contest. If all these coins were a cinch to acquire every time, we might end up taking them a lot more for granted.

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Larry T

I see that you can buy a complete set of these Morgans/Peace Dollars on eBay for $3400 (all NGC MS70.) NGC MS70 graded individual coins are selling (ask price) for $750 plus. I can’t wait to see what these coins will be ‘offered’ for on HSN, The Coin Vault, and elsewhere.
Received my second ‘confirmation’ notice from the Mint for my 3 Philadelphia minted Morgans this morning.

Silver Bull

MIKE RIPOFF MIZOSKI or whatever his name is is going to have a field day with these, he will.come.out $499.95 per morgan p d s $599.95 for the CC and peace if not more! Its incredible what he does and the words he uses on there to reel you in! Thanks for ur comments

Kaiser Wilhelm

Silver Bull,

Yep, that’s as good as any name for that shyster; in fact, it has a nice ring to it.

Ever since one of our participants reported on our site here that Mike Ripoff Mezack has been selling a two ASE 70 bullion coin combo worth about $48 in silver spot for a measly $400, I would expect these latest coins to be priced somewhere around the Holy Grail level; what else, right?

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Rich

Sir Kaiser and Silver “Sitting” Bull, I like the nickname Jasper for for Mike M.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rich,

Jasper is as good a name as any for Mr. Maxi-Profit himself.

I still get a kick out of the old saying that goes, “You can call me anything you want, just don’t call me late for dinner.”

Kaiser Wilhelm

Silver Bull,

God forbid he should come across any of the certified Advance Release versions of any of these, as that apparently kicks the price up another $300 per coin. What a racket.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Larry,

Perhaps it’s just me, but I wonder if anyone else ever gets the feeling that buying very expensive precious metal coinage on ebay is akin to picking up filet mignon in the heat of the noonday sun at China’s favorite outdoor food shopping site, the Wuhan Market.

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Carl Warren

Finally got the order confirmation email late last night and all looks good. However, just for fun, I looked at the order info in my account and see the following:

Peace 2021 Silver Dollar
PHILADELPHIA (P)
$85.00
Qty 3
Total: 85.0000
Items (0) Subtotal: 0.00
Shipping & Handling: 4.95
Order Total: 4.95

Payment Methods
Visa
Amount: $259.95

Hopefully, it gets corrected at some point and the shipping charge is removed (loyalty program)

I was wondering if anyone else sees the same thing.

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Paul Bergeron

Yes. I have this for all 3 orders of Morgan/Peace dollars. It seems like the online order info under your account gets updated about the same time that a coin order goes to “BACKORDER” status. For some reason, the “Order Total” goes to the shipping change only, and the cost of the 3 items purchased is not included in the “Order Total”. I have concluded that this is because the coins are not in stock yet, so they cannot be sent out. We’ll see.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Paul Bergeron & FYI Carl Warren, I’m not sure I totally understand the process you’re describing, so I’m going to lay out for you what my own current situation is. What I see in the Mint’s Website Order Page record of my orders for these coins is nothing but 0’s in the ORDER CHARGE column and the total amount charged for the coins under PAYMENT METHOD Credit Card Information. There is no sign anywhere of any shipping charge, as I always qualify for free shipping right after my first three orders at the beginning of the year. I hope that… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Paul B.,

I believe you have it exactly right. Now we’ll see if the Mint sticks to that all the way to November.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Carl,

That happened to me all of last year. The only way I was able to remedy that was to call the Mint’s customer service and have them remove the shipping charge from the bill. Since these coins aren’t shipping until November you might have to wait until you’ve been billed to do that, but here I’m just guessing. Good luck with that!

Daniel

I purchase many thousands of dollars of product from the US Mint each year, and get emails congratulating me to the loyalty program with free shipping. The problem is, that is only for domestic postage … as I am an International customer, the shipping charges are expensive, and you pay an uplift for each additional coin.
My total shipping costs for 6 coins was $35.60 … even though I am a “loyal customer”, and would be entitled to free shipping inside the US.

Subtotal:$510.00 
Gift Box/Wrapping:$0.00
Shipping & Handling:$35.60
Order Total:$545.60

Kaiser Wilhelm

Daniel,

I doubt the U.S. Mint could be bothered to institute some sort of loyalty program shipping charge discount program for international customers, even for those at your level of annual purchases, but it sure seems like it is something they might want to give some thought to.

Then again, if I for example were to become a relatively major customer of the Royal Australian Mint year after year, would that Mint be likely to offer me a similar (at this point admittedly entirely theoretical) deal? Just wondering.

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Daniel

Fair point. RAMint. What is the cost of Domestic and International Shipping?  The cost for domestic deliveries for orders below $350 is $10. Shipping for domestic orders $350 and over is free of charge.  The cost of international shipping is a flat rate of $35. so there is no loyalty program even for domestic, though for any order, if you go over $250USD per transaction it is free post. International is capped at $25USD, which hurts small transactions (but beats paying a per unit surcharge). That said, international customers receive a 10% discount on price due to them not being… Read more »

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Daniel

LOL, just realised that as long as you spend more than $250USD in one transaction at the Royal Australian Mint, it is cheaper to be an international customer, than buying local (due to local taxes being more than the international shipping fees).

Kaiser Wilhelm

Daniel,

Not that the two concepts have any connection per se, but for some reason this can’t help but remind me of what I would consider counter-intuitive store pricing in which the much larger package size version of a given product costs (occasionally even considerably) more per ounce than the far smaller one.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Daniel,

That last is a very interesting and rather essential point. In fact, with the exception of Greenland and Mongolia, I would be rather hard-pressed to come up with a country (well, technically Greenland is part of Denmark, and I’m not counting Antarctica since it’s not a nation) with a lower per square mile population than Australia.

Adam L

I managed to get both Morgan P mint mark and Peace dollar 3 each. The confirmation email I received at 6:04AM CST since I was driving to the World Fair of Money in Chicago says 3 Morgan dollars, 3 Morgan dollars, and 3 peace dollars total of $255 each then the total says $510. I got the free shipping though. So $255 difference. But on the screenshot it shows 3 of each. I was successful on all 6 coins : ).

Kaiser Wilhelm

Adam,

This has me completely confused. In this case 3 of each that would amount to a grand total of 6 coins, not 9, since there were only two coins total to start with. Why would you be getting 6 Morgan Dollars when the Mint only allows 3 per customer? Besides, you’re only being charged for 6 coins and not for 9, so that right there must tell you something.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Carl,

If you aren’t aware of it yet, getting your shipping and handling charge removed – if, that is, it doesn’t happen automatically – requires a call the Mint’s Customer Service Department.

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Phil

Received confirmation of 3 ea from yesterday’s circus @ 0930 this am. That means I’ve got a complete set of…confirmations. We’ll see around Thanksgiving. Also received an email saying another order, with diff order #, could not be filled at this time & to contact customer service within 48hrs or it will be canceled. So, I guess hammering away at checkout for 25 mins created this additional mystery order (that I didn’t know existed & was never acknowledged by email). Might explain some of the inflated #’s re total orders discussed yesterday. Hard for me to believe this was a… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Phil, I think that’s very exciting news from the Mint about your “mystery order.” Or, as I would much more likely be inclined to believe, possibly it’s not from the Mint at all but from some site-spoofing boiler room/call center in Mumbai with an offer of all the gold a recently departed Maharaja left in trust for you. What his trustees are of course waiting for is a certain collection of pre-paid Wal-Mart and Target gift cards which you of course will be so kind as to purchase and call in the numbers of to those terribly thoughtful and exceedingly… Read more »

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Phil

Thanks Kaiser.

I had to wipe my phone off after spitting a little laughing reading that after taking a drink.

Lol

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Mark D.

A lot of people react that way when he takes a lecturn at those Dean Martin celebrity roasts. Even Foster Brooks can’t keep his drink down.

Mammoth

Hedging my bets and expecting Mint website problems, I enlisted the help of family & friends. Remarkably, and despite all of us encountering multiple roadblocks, three out of the four of us were successful in getting an order through.

The inconsistencies in folk’s ordering experiences are quite striking, as well as when the confirmation emails arrived:
Person #1: 8:27 p.m.
Person #2: 4:43 a.m.
Person #3: 7:35 a.m.

So I will wind up with 9 Peace Dollars. Hoping to make some trades in order to complete a couple of sets, since I missed out on the Morgan ‘O.’

Silver Bull

Everything is true here but one thing
..the mint did TAKE THE MONEY OUT OF THE BANK this time.
Which I personally am happy they did. I hate pending charges. Thanks. Good luck on completing or getting the coin(s) for your set(s).
Thanks

Antonio

Did anyone else have this happen to them? I received a confirmation email and then an email notifying me: PRODUCT UPDATE: CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER Unfortunately, we are not able to fulfill it at this time. Please call our Customer Service Center at your earliest convenience at 1-800-872-6468.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If we do not hear from you within 48 hours, we will automatically cancel your order. This is to protect you against any fraudulent activity on your account. Can’t get through to the Customer Service Center as it’s too busy. I suppose a lot of other… Read more »

Phil

Yes, I did. Mentioned similar earlier. Check your confirmed email order # vs order # on what they say can’t be filled. I suspect they’re diff like mine.

Antonio

Thank you. It’s for a different order I made. I’d received a confirmation and now I have to call them to ensure my order gets fulfilled. I wonder how tomorrow’s offering for the S ASE will go. As long as I receive the Peace Dollar is what coin I really value. The others are to just have for my collection. Lol, since the program began in 1986. I don’t even look at them. I’m wondering if all this trouble is worth it.

Antonio

I just did the math, about 70 ounces of silver. I’m sitting on a silver mine!

Phil

I would def call the mint if they are saying they can’t fulfill a confirmed order that you had. Plus the 48 hr deadline to boot. If that’s the case, confirmations mean as little as I suspected. I’m not counting chickens until coins arrive.

In my case, the order # they say that couldn’t be filled did not match any order # I have outstanding. No idea whatsoever what the # they gave me refers to.

Antonio

Still unable to get through on the Mint phone number. I’m frustrated and think maybe they over fulfilled orders/to produce and are culling their numbers. Approved dealers will always have their orders filled and the better quality coins, MS70 and PF70 coins (first/early issue). The business of government is business.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Antonio & Phil,

I’m wondering how you both made out with all this Mint confusion. I certainly hope everything got straightened out to your satisfaction and that the coins you each pre-ordered will all be on their way to you in a couple of months.

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c_q

yeah, i got a similar email for a different order. been trying periodically today via phone and chat, no answer either way. i sent an email but i am doubtful they will read it within 48 hours.

at least they could do is extend the 48 hour time frame if they can’t answer the phone.

Domenic Vaiasicca

Finally got my confirm email.. 2 of them for same order number…darn i thought i lucked out…5am this morn

Mike

I was able to get the Peace Dollar yesterday and the CC Morgan – the only two I wanted.

As usual I had to try for about 30 minutes yesterday before I got a confirmation number and the the email today.

I don’t think the Mint fixed anything on their website. Whoever they hired to build their site should be embarrassed and removed from all future government contracts.

Antonio

Government policy, lowest bidder gets selected. ‘Nuff said. : P

Donna D Brooks

I have a 1921 silver dollar. This isn’t a new one. This was minted in 1921.

Antonio

I think the 1921 looks better too.

William

I can’t believe it but I noticed the dealer’s grey sheet for coin values posted 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars at 115.00.That’s pretty good for just starting out I think.

babyboomer48

Same problem. It wouldn’t accept my CC even though it was registered with the Mint as my prime charge card, so I had use my B of A card to buy my coins. I DID NOT want to charge it! I preferred to use my bank ATM Visa to just pay cash. The second round on Aug. 10 it accepted my Visa no sweat. Go figure. Yah just have to keep trying! They sold out in 20 minutes, but I got my coins!

Kaiser Wilhelm

babyboomer,

With cash payments you have no recourse and therefore no protection. I strongly advise using a credit card to protect yourself from being out a lot of money if something goes wrong with the transaction.

babyboomer48

Let’s not forget the coin flippers who will flood Ebay with these sold out coins asking three times what they sold for, and drive the secondary market value WAY up.

Kaiser Wilhelm

babyboomer,

Those flippers are profiteering parasites who should be avoided like the plague. Anyone who buys from them is just encouraging their greed.

harryg

I need advice. As I said previously in my earlier comment, I am new to this and am a bit confused. I thought I had managed to get through and secured 3 each of the Morgan S & D mints, Email confirmed with order number and then the following week secured 3 each of the Morgan (P) and Peace dollars. Email confirmed with order number as well. My impression was that they don’t attempt to take the funds until shipped or processed. Yesterday I see an attempt by the mint to bill the first order and think OK, whatever, doesn’t… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

harryg, There are of course many possibilities as to what is happening here, but allow me to offer you two that I have had personal experience with. One is as you stated, that this was a test run to check your credit card for veracity, and if your orders weren’t cancelled then clearly you passed muster and are good to go. Somewhat less likely, although it does on occasion happen with one of my bank credit cards, there is sometimes a lag between when a charge appears in your card’s Pending file and when it actually appears in Charges. This… Read more »

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harryg

Thank you so much for taking the time to explain your thoughts. Makes perfect sense, a test. Because I never bought from the mint before I wasn’t EXACTLY sure how and when they took payment because my initial understanding was that they waited until the order was processed. My orders were not canceled so I am very relieved. Thanks again.

-Harry

Mark

I did get the “gateway error” twice, but stayed with it for about three minutes. Compared to the initial sales on 5/24, the Mint’s online experience on 8/10 was vastly improved. Reducing the household limit to 3 coins for each issue allowed more collectors a chance to own one of these beautiful coins. Website functionality of Government agencies are always going to be criticized, but in my opinion the Mint got it right this time.