In 2021, the U.S. Mint releases the Morgan and Peace Dollar Anniversary Coins in recognition of the 100th anniversaries of the last year of minting of the Morgan Silver Dollar and the first year of minting of the Peace Silver Dollar. The conversion from the Morgan Dollar to the Peace Dollar design in 1921 reflected a pivotal moment in American history. The Morgan Dollar represented the country’s westward expansion and industrial development in the late 19th century. The Peace Dollar symbolized the country’s coming of age as an international power, as well as marking the peace between the U.S. and Germany after World War I.

The Morgan Dollar was designed by Mint Chief Engraver George T. Morgan (1845-1925) and was minted from 1878 to 1904, and again in 1921. The Mint produced the 2021 Morgan Dollar with an uncirculated finish in five versions to recognize the Mint facilities that minted the original coin (a “CC” or an "O" privy mark in recognition of the historic Mint facilities located in Carson City, NV, and New Orleans, LA), where some of the original Morgan Dollars were minted.


Depicts a Liberty’s head, facing left. She wears a Phrygian cap, with the word LIBERTY on her hairband. Various agricultural features are seen, including wheat and oak leaves. Above the portrait is E PLURIBUS UNUM, with each word separated by a single dot. To the left are seven stars and another six are to the right. The date is below, and the designer's initial, “M” for Morgan, is on the truncation of the neck.

In 1876, George T. Morgan began creating a series of new coin designs at the behest of the Director of the Mint, Dr. Henry R. Linderman. Morgan opted to use the profile of an American girl to depict Liberty instead of simply creating an imaginary figure for the obverse of his new design. After he rejected several possible candidates, Morgan's friend, artist Thomas Eakins, recommended Anna Williams of Philadelphia. Anna Willess Williams (1857 – April 17, 1926) was a teacher and philosophical writer. She reluctantly sat for five modelling sessions with Morgan in November 1876 after being convinced to do so by friends. Morgan was impressed with her profile, stating that it was the most perfect he had seen in England or America. The silver dollar bearing her likeness was first struck on March 11, 1878. A condition of her sitting for Morgan was that her identity be kept secret, but the subject of the portrait was revealed to be Williams shortly after the dollar was released. Williams was troubled by her newly acquired fame, receiving thousands of letters and visits at both her home and workplace. Williams preferred not to talk about her modelling work with Morgan, dismissing it as an "incident of my youth."



Depicts a Bald Eagle with wings outstretched with a small wreath surrounding. An olive branch and three arrows are within the eagle’s claws. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST is above, and the denomination ONE DOLLAR is below. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surround both the wreath and eagle. Mint and privy marks (if any) below the eagle.

In God we trust

Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 26.69 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Denver Mint (D)
Philadelphia Mint (no mintmark)
San Francisco Mint (S)

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