Shop for 1921 Morgan Silver Dollars:
-- When the Morgan silver dollar series was suspended after the 1904 minting, everyone supposed it was ended for all time. In fact, six years later the U.S. Mint thought it was safe to destroy the existing hubs.
-- Then, in 1921, the government decided that more Morgan silver dollars were needed. George T. Morgan, now the U.S. Mint's Chief Engraver, had to redesign his famous coin from original 1878 models he'd created 43 years earlier! His re-creation was somewhat different from all earlier Morgans, with generally less relief.
-- Another unique attribute is that the 1921 issues carry a Microscopic "S" and "D" mintmarks.
-- The Denver branch mint opened in 1906, following the suspension of the Morgan dollar series after 1904. So the only D-mintmark issue in the series came when the Morgan dollar was briefly revived in 1921.
Morgan silver dollars are 90% silver and contain .77344 ounces of pure silver. Each is 38mm (1 1/2 inches) in diameter.