Bill in the House to honor the 100th anniversary of the 1921 silver dollars

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I'm primarily an ancients collector, but I got my start in US coinage. I've had this one since I was a small boy ...

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    It may not look like much to you guys, but it's historically important -- so much so that there is a bill before the house, H.R. 6192, to issue coins commemorating the Peace and Morgan dollar issues of 1921! See the PAN website for more information and for links to your US representative in congress.

    Let's see your 1921 dollars!!!

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  3. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency

    How long does it usually take the mint to get a commen out the door after the legislation is passed? There will also be the corona problem.
  4. serdogthehound

    serdogthehound Active Member

    These one should be quicker as no design appears to be needed under the bill. It seems to be more of carrying on the series for another year (which is pretty cool)

    I want it to pass and I want West Point mint marked Morgans please and thank you
  5. Penna_Boy

    Penna_Boy Just a nobody from the past

    I'm betting this will be another San Francisco Old Mint Dollar. For the past decade the US Mint has been disappointing. There's so many originals out there that buying a copy does not make sense to me.
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  6. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Oh, goodie.
    Another expensive commemorative.
    (Yes, it will be expensive in that a year after you buy it you won't be able to sell it for what you paid.)
    And thus the Mint makes more money.
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  7. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    I too am afraid of a caricature design. I won’t be satisfied unless the original designs are duplicated exactly. Here’s a couple of mine:

  8. Pete Gabriele

    Pete Gabriele Member

    I agree with @Penna_Boy, @kanga and @Ike Skywalker. Forget it! I don't even think the mint has a Chief Engraver today! If they do, the guy is probably doing it on a CAD!!! Some (most) of the designs coming out of the mint today are pathetic and embarrassing!

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  9. Penna_Boy

    Penna_Boy Just a nobody from the past

    I think what the United States Mint needs is not another gimmick but better leadership. Sure, some of their 'toys' appeal to the younger crowd but has no effect on long term serious collectors. Getting in some new thinkers who might bring back some of the old designs both gold and silver might just appeal to us 'old timers'. Just a though, that's all.
  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    It could be an item if and when congress wakes up and realizes "its we the people" not "we the me." My point of view only I would like to see it happen!
  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I can’t muster much enthusiasm for this. The 1921 Morgan Dollar was a pale imitation of the coins that were issued in the 19th century. The Peace dollar was okay, but it’s always played second fiddle to the Morgan Dollar among collectors.

    I am a bit of a gold bug, but I didn’t buy the Mercury Dime, Standing Liberty Quarter and Walking Half Dollar gold coins. At the price, they did nothing for me. The gold Mercury Dime didn’t even have split bans!

    I strongly expect that this will be another pass for me. That goes double if the mint plays with the distribution and makes these coins into low mintage “modern rarities” which are sold to big dealers so they can control the market and charge prices well over the issue amounts.

    I think that the Peace Dollar in its original high relief form was an attractive coin, but it is almost impossible to find one that is fully struck.
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