postheadericon What Is The Value Of A 1921 Silver Dollar

Morgan Dollars the most popular silver dollar coins?Morgan dollars that were minted from the years 1878 through 1904 (plus, later once again in 1921) just might be the most widely collected of all U.S. silver coins. Morgan dollars may even be more sought-after than the Peace dollar or Walking Liberty Half Dollar.There are so many Morgan dollars available to collect, that Morgan appeals to a collector's "hunt and gather" instinct. Morgan dollars are collected in a variety of ways. Most coin collectors who collect silver dollars like to collect Morgan dollars the traditional way: by obtaining one of each date and mintmark combination, which is not easy. Older collectors can remember that in the 1950s silver dollars were available at banks but too expensive to collect. A simpler approach that would be far less expensive would be to put together a collection that consists of the least expensive example of each of the different years of Morgan dollars. By doing this, you would have a complete year set without the focus on all the different mintmarks of Morgan Dollars.What are the varieties of Morgan Dollars that are most popular? One coin collecting guide book lists five different varieties of the Philadelphia-minted 1878 and another five varieties of the 1880-CC, which is the Carson City mint that so many collectors love to own coins from.In fact, a third way to collect Morgan dollars would be to focus on Morgan dollars from the Carson City Mint. This type of coin collection would be made up of only 13 different coins: the mint years 1878 -1885 and 1889-1893. The only downside of collecting Morgan Dollars this way is that four of the dates (1879-CC, 1889-CC, 1892-CC, 1893-CC) are expensive to own in all the grades. Even the "common" dates of Carson City Morgan dollars are relatively expensive because of high demand. The good news is that this collection would feature the 1878-CC, with a mintage of 2,212,000 (the second highest mintage of the 13 dates, following only the 1890-CC (2,309,041).Are you interested in starting a collection of Morgan dollars? If so, some of the finest and most collectible Morgan Dollars can be found online from Eagle National Mint.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the value of a 1921 silver dollar?
    I found a 1921 Silver Dollar i have had and I would like to know how much it is worth.

    • ANSWER:
      1921 Last Year Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark Set? 3
      or a single coin? -80 (depending on it,'s condition)

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the value of these Morgan silver dollars?
    There are no coin collecting catagories but this is the suggested yahoo category I was placed under. I have Morgan Silver dollars dated 1896, 1897, and 1921. I also have a 1926 liberty head silver dollar.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all did you check for mint marks? On the Morgan Dollars they are on the eagle side at the bottom below the wreath is there is one. On the Peace dollar it is on the eagle side below the word one. If there are no mint marks on the Morgan dollars then in grade good they have a value of .50, for the 1921. The value goes up too in grade extra fine, for the 1921 . Even in mint state they are not worth a lot. The 1926 has a value of .25 in grade good to in grade extra fine. The above prices are about what a dealer would pay.

  3. QUESTION:
    How much are the 1921 Morgan Silver Dollars worth?
    There is the Silver Dollar with no mint mark, mint mark D and mint mark S. How much is EACH one worth?

    • ANSWER:
      The 1921 .15 to .50 in circulated grades very good to Almost uncirculated. The 1921-D .15- in the same grades, The 1921-S .15- in the same grades. In mint state 63 the 1821-, 1921-D and the 1921-S . Values are about what a dealer will pay.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the value of a 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar?
    I found this dollar coin and I am wondering how much it is worth. (If it is worth face value, just state that maturely) Also, I was wondering if there were ways to clean it up without ruining the coin and/or lowering its value because it is rather dirty. Thanks!
    As I can tell, I can't find a seal or a mark to determine where it was minted James. That might help for future answers. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The 1921 Morgan dollar is quite common for all 3 mints struck quite a few. The mint mark if any is on the eagle side (reverse) near the bottom under the wreath (above the DO in dollar). The coin at this time in circulated grades is worth the silver value only. Last spot price I have for today is .11 an ounce.That being the case the coin is worth around . Do not clean any coin for it will lose any collector value it may have. I think it would be wise to put your coin in a coin holder and put it away for a few years. With a lot of silver coins being melted it won't be long, that the once common coins are no longer common, for they are gone. In the future you will see your coin gain in collector value as well as silver is still going up. Hope this helps in some way.

  5. QUESTION:
    how do I find the value of a coin and where should I start?
    I have several silver dollars from 1921 and earlier plus lots of half dollars I would like to find out if they are worth anything.

    • ANSWER:
      The best possible way to see what the true value of any old US coins is to search closed auctions on eBay.

      It's very simple, say you had a 1921-S Morgan silver dollar... you would go to eBay, used "Advanced Search" and enter "1921-S Morgan" and click the tab just below it for "Completed listings only" and you will get a list of roughly 500 completed auctions for 1921-S Morgan silver dollars. You can then look at the sales prices, which are based in large part on the condition of the coin being sold. There are some sorting options you can use, such as order them from most expensive to least. Prices listed in red means they did not sell. Only prices in green should be considered.

      Actual sales prices are far more accurate than any published guide. You will be able to find completed listings for every US standard issued coin dating back to the 1870's.

  6. QUESTION:
    numismatic value of my 1921 Peace Silver Dollars?
    My coins are 1921 Peace Silver dollars. They are circulated but not nicked or scratched. No mint mart, so I assume Philadelphia mint. In checking on E-bay I see reference to "key date". What does that mean?

    • ANSWER:
      1921 Peace Dollars were only produced in Philadelphia, so there is no mint mark.

      "Key date" means that 1921 is fairly rare compared to other date/mintmark combinations for Peace Dollars. Just over 1,000,000 were minted which is fairly low for the series.

      Value depends on condition. Look at the PCGS link below to get a rough idea of how a coin collector or dealer would grade your coins.

      For circulated grades, retail value ranges from 0 (F-12) to 5 (AU-58). Expect a dealer to offer you 60% to 70% of retail value.

  7. QUESTION:
    How much does a 1922 silver dollar coin?
    I have a silver dollar coin from 1922 I was wondering how much it was worth?

    • ANSWER:
      There are two major factors that will determine the value of your coin.

      First... you need to know what mint your coin came from. You can tell by looking for the mint mark, which, if the coin has one, can be found just to the left of the eagle's tail feathers on the back of the coin. If the coin is from the Philadelphia mint there will be no mint mark; if San Francisco look for a tiny letter "S"; Denver coins have a tiny "D". Coins vary in value, depending on which mint they came from.

      You also need to know the condition of your coin, and by that I mean how the coin would be graded in the coin market. Here's a link for you to learn a bit more about the grading system and how condition affects value:

      http://www.valuable-coin-stories.com/coin-grading.html

      Next look at the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) website to see the tremendous range in retail prices for 1922 US silver dollars. On this site you will see prices ranging from a low of to a high of ,000 -- all for 1922 silver dollar coins! Here's the link to the Peace Dollar (your coin type) page at PCGS:

      http://www.pcgs.com/prices/PriceGuideDetail.aspx?c=26&title=Peace+Dollar

      For prices actually realized on eBay for 1922 silver dollars, check this link:

      http://completed.shop.ebay.com/items/Peace-1921-35__1922_W0QQ_nkwZ1922QQQ5ftrksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em283QQLHQ5fCompleteZ1QQ_dmptZCoinsQ5fUSQ5fIndividualQQ_flnZ1QQ_fromfsbZ0QQ_sacatZ11980?MA2ShowItems&guest=1

  8. QUESTION:
    I have 320 jf kennedy half dollar silver coin how much can I sell them for?
    I want to know the value of a half dollar liberty eagle silver coin year 1940 to 1945, liberty head silver dollar coin 1884, 1921 &1922 & liberty eagle silver dollar coin 2004, 2005 & 2007. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      .5327 is the rounded silver value for the 1964 silver Kennedy half dollar on September 14, 2012. This is usually the value used by coin dealers when selling these coins at melt value. However, a few of these might be worth more as old coins. so 320 X 12.50=4000 dollars
      Check for the comparable price on ebay.

  9. QUESTION:
    How much are these silver dollars worth?
    I have 6 silver dollars in gently used condition... all of them are shiney and you can read all of the letters on them.. Please tell me what they're worth!
    -Three 1921 silver dollars with no letters
    -One 1925 with a S on it
    -One 1922 with a D on it
    -One 1898 with no letter
    I kinda did polish them but does that really destroy the value???????

    • ANSWER:
      They are worth .80 apiece for their silver value alone. There is a premium paid by coin dealers on your silver dollars of apx. . So a local dealer would pay you .80 for each coin. Since they are buying the coins for their silver value, it doesn't matter that you cleaned them.

      To watch the values change daily go to coingallery.com and click on Buy/Sell Prices. ( i don't work for them and it is free). Also silverrecyclers.com which lets you click on the type of coin you own and gives you an explanation. Their price is the price after the silver is melted which is more than you would get paid.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I find the value of a 1880 silver dollar coin?
    We also have an 1884 and several from the early 1900...1921,1922, 1923, 1924, and 1925. My dad doesn't think they are worth anything, but I have a feeling they are.
    Thanks for any help you can offer me to find a value for these.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all in order to get an answer to your question and not a guess you need to look at the dollars and see if they have a mint mark.on the Morgan dollar type which has a bust of liberty and an eagle with out stretched wings. On the eagle side the mint mark if any is located below the wreath. On the Peace dollars liberty has rays coming out of her head and the eagle faces right with wings folded the mint mark if any is located below the word one. There are 2 types 1921 dollars on a Morgan which is common and one a peace which is not. The common ones for these dates are worth .50 to about in circulated grades. Knowing the mint marks of the Morgan dollars can change the value in some cases by a lot. The 1922-1925 peace dollars are quite common. The above values are about what a dealer would pay for circulated coins.

  11. QUESTION:
    How much would a silver coin sell for?
    I have a silver morgan one dollar coin. I was wondering how much I could get from it at a pawn shop? Its in good condition (from what I see) it has a golden shine to it.
    It's a 1921. I have no clue about the tarnish or whatever. I found it when I was cleaning my father's house after he passed. Did some research and found out it was a morgan silver dollar.
    It also has a VERY small "S" beneath the wreath on the back. Not sure if that means anything or not.

    • ANSWER:
      Most Morgans are very common and are often worth little more than the silver melt value if they are in average shape. Your 1921 S is worth -20, maybe a bit more if condition is outstanding, i.e lots of luster, extremely minor wear, etc. But of course it would be worth more if it was in high uncirculated condition, say MS-60 or above. The S mint mark means it was coined in San Francisco

  12. QUESTION:
    How much are my silver dollars worth?
    I have a few silver dollars and Im wondering if they're worth anything. The quantity and dates are as follows...

    one 1926
    five 1923
    one 1922
    one 1921

    • ANSWER:
      There is a dependence on condition, and whether the 1921 is the last of the Morgan dollars worth less or the first of the Peace dollars worth somewhat more.
      The metal content is currently about each, so the low value is about each. Better conditions have collector value and the 1921 Peace dollar would be about . Much more value by condition.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is a 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar worth?
    Hello! I found this coin whilst digging around in boxes in my attic. I know it is 90% silver, and it also has no mint mark. I need a price please?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be any where between -0, depending on condition. Find a local coin dealer, they will be able to give you an evaluation of the coin's condition and value.

  14. QUESTION:
    How much is my 1921 Gold Dollar worth?
    It's a 1921 Gold Dollar coin and it's in a nice two sided case and the coin is in really good condition, like almost no scratches. It says E. Pluribus Unum on the front with a liberty face on the front and on the back is an eagle. I'm just trying to figure out how much it's worth. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      How big is the coin? 1921 Morgan dollars were made of silver. However, there was a small gold replica coin made. If your gold coin is a little less than an inch in diameter, then it's one of those replicas. Here's some discussion about them:

      http://www.cointalk.com/t62333/

      Actual Morgan dollars are not gold, but some of the tarnished ones have a golden coloring. You may even have a silver coin that's been gold plated. A reputable coin dealer can tell you the exact value of your coin. Most Morgan dollars on eBay sell for anywhere from to .

  15. QUESTION:
    How many Morgan silver dollars still exist?
    If you would have to guess, due to melting values of silver, how many still exist?

    Will they grow in value as the years go on and as they start to disappear?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, just in 1921 85 million were minted. My guess would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 200-300 million. Remember. They were stored in the Federal Reserve bank vaults for a long time and then sold to the public back in the 60s by the 00 bag. Bag after bag after bag. I really doubt they are going to disappear. Safe deposit boxes through out the nation are stuffed full of them. They have however tended to grow in value except during a period of the 80s when the price collapsed. People love to collect them and they are preferable to paper money that the government prints by the train load.

  16. QUESTION:
    How much is my silver eagle 2000 coin worth?
    It's the dollar one, with the lady on the front. It's been almost 9 years, and I'm planning to keep it a while longer, but I'm just wondering how much it's worth now. I'm 14, can't believe I still have it.

    • ANSWER:
      It is worth face value. Now tell me what my 1883, 1889, 1921 (last year minted in New Orleans), and 1923 silver dollars, very fine condition, are worth.

      If you have a one ounce, 99.999% pure silver coin its value changes with the value of precious metals on a daily basis. At this point one is worth about .00.

      There are some people at work that give one to my husband every year at Christmas. He has 25-30 of those things and they are just taking up room in my safe deposit box. I told him it will probably be 100 years before they have much value, if then.

  17. QUESTION:
    What is a ballpark estimate for the value of US silver dollars from 1921 and 1882 in decent to good condition?
    From a coin collector point of reference.

    • ANSWER:
      There are 2 1921 silver dollars, the Morgan one that has a bust of liberty and on the reverse an eagle with spread wings. That one is worth to in circulated grades. The 1921 Peace dollar has a liberty but there are rays on the top of her head and the eagle on the reverse looks left with wings folded. That coin is some what scarce and is worth 0-5 in circulated grades. The 1882 is a Morgan dollar and may have a mint mark, it is located on the eagle side at the bottom under the wreath. There are 2 scarce mints on is CC for Carson City and there is an over mint mark an O over an S. The others are common is circulated grades and are worth to . The CC mint marked one and up and the O/S and up. Values are about what a dealer would pay.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I tell what my coin is worth over the internet?
    I have a one dollar coin from 1890 with a picture of a queen on the heads side with a crown that says "Liberty" on it, and a bald eagle with arrows and what i am assuming as an olive branch in its claws on the tails side. If you know the coin or its worth, or a free website that can determine it's worth, it'd help. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You have what's known as a Morgan Dollar. It's a silver dollar coin made by the US Mint from 1878 to 1921. Look on the tails side for a mint mark. A mint mark is a letter that stands for the actual mint the struck your coin. The Philadelphia mint is the main mint. There is no mint mark on Philadelphia coins. But, if your coin was struck at San Francisco you will find an "S" just beneath the bow ribbon of the wreath on the tails side of the coin. New Orleans coins have an "O", and Carson City coins have "CC". Your coin is 90% pure silver.

      As to value, it will depend on the condition (grade) of the coin, it's scarcity (number made), and its popularity in the marketplace.

      Here's a link to the Professional Coin Grading Service site's page on Morgan Dollar retail prices.

      http://www.pcgs.com/prices/PriceGuideDetail.aspx?c=744&title=Morgan+Dollar

      Look down the lefthand side of the page to find your coin (remember to look for the mint mark), then move across to the right to see the prices for the various conditions. (In case you're wondering, the columns of prices correspond to different grades.) As you can see, the Carson City 1890 silver dollar is the priciest.

      A coin dealer will give you less than these prices. Dealers buy at wholesale. eBay prices realized are often somewhere in between retail and wholesale.

      The Morgan Dollar is an interesting coin, with lots of history. It's popular with collectors as well.

      For more on Morgan Dollars like the one you have, see
      http://www.valuable-coin-stories.com/morgan-silver-dollars.html

  19. QUESTION:
    value of a 1921 silver dollar?
    what is the approximate value of a 1921 silver dollar. Eagle is clutching 3 arrows, don't see any indication of where it was minted.

    • ANSWER:
      It's a Morgan dollar. The mint mark, if there is one, would be right below the eagle's tail feathers. Value will depend on condition, and if the coin shows any noticeable wear, the mint mark won't matter, they're all worth pretty much in the - range, less if selling to a dealer.

  20. QUESTION:
    How much would my us silver Morgan dollar be worth?
    Its a 1921, it is still in very good shape, and the pictured of both heads are still raised, its mint is sanfransisco, there is one little dent on the ridges on the coins side, and I don't quite know what it means (Ive never seen it one an other pic of a morgan dollar) but on the back with the eagle, it has was almost looks like a gold paint, but not that some one added on because of the way it matches perfectly with the coins details.

    • ANSWER:
      First check to see if there is any mint mark on the reverse of the coin below the wreath ( D, S, O, CC) In your case it is an ' S '

      Then go to the www.pcgs.com/photograde ,find the condition of the coin that most accurately represents the wear on the coin. That is the coin's grade. Even though there are dents, don't worry about that when photograding. The coloration is called toning, when a coin will change color due to the environment that it is in.

      Then go to Numismedia.com and search for your coin to find its retail value. This value is not a definite value of the coin, but like all price guides it is a guide (i.e approximation)

      That should be all you need to know.

  21. QUESTION:
    Where can i buy silver by the ounce?
    Obviously, with time silver will increase in price per ounce. Currently it's around per ounce last time i watched the news (last night), as compared to around 00 per ounce with Gold. I want to invest a decent amount of money in purchasing silver by the ounce, or maybe even by the pound. Where can i buy some silver?

    • ANSWER:
      You can get some good deals at local coin and pawns shops below are some way to purchase silver

      1. Morgan Silver Dollars

      The Morgan Silver Dollars are by far the most widely collected United States Coin. The dollars which are 90% silver and contain nearly an ounce of the precious metal were struck from1878 to 1904 and then in 1921, were produced in the hundreds of millions far more than ever needed for the time period.

      2. American Silver Eagle

      The American Silver Eagles have been the official Silver coin of the United States since 1986. The demand for these coins has increased significantly in the last few years. These 1 ounce .9993 Silver coins not only hold silver value but a collector value as well.

      3. Junk Silver

      Junk silver refers to coins with 90% silver and 10% copper content. Because junk silver coins have value as bullion, legal tender, and at times as collectibles, pre-1965 silver coinage really is an excellent value for anybody wanting to keep some silver stocked away.

      4. Silver Art Bars

      Silver Art Bars are usually .999 pure silver bars sold in 1 thru 100oz increments the minimum value of the silver art bar is its raw silver value (the current melt price). The Silver Art Bars also carry additional value depending on the rarity of the silver art bar and its popularity within the collecting community.

      5. Silver Rounds

      Silver round are coin-shaped .999 pure silver bullion made by private mints not backed by any government for the purpose of silver collecting and investment. They are basically the same as the silver art bars as far as having both silver and collection value.

  22. QUESTION:
    WHO PAYS THE MOST FOR UNITED STATES SILVER DOLLARS SILVER COINS?
    collection of silver dollars dated from 1800 to 1934. morgan and peace dollars.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have some very valuable coins. BE SURE TO CHECK FOR VAMs.

      VAM???
      Extensive research on the variations in the dies used to strike silver dollars was published 44 years ago by Leroy C. Van Allen and A. George Mallis. Their work centers on Morgan dollars that were minted by the United States Mint from 1878 through 1904 and the resumed again in 1921 and Peace Dollars issued from 1921 through 1935. The term VAM is an acronym for "Van Allen - Mallis."

      Collectors go nuts over the right ones, but you have to ID them first.

      Best place to sell truly valuable coins is the Heritage Auction site.

      But before offering valuable coins for sale, get them graded by a third party grader. That adds value and is well worth the fee.

      Common dollars you can auction on eBay for about less eBay and PayPal cuts that add up to about 12%.

      Of course, you could also decide to keep the coins since they were probably put together with love and care by someone. You may decide you like the hobby better than a few extra bucks.

  23. QUESTION:
    How much are these coins worth?
    I have a 1882 sliver dollar and a 1921 sliver dollar. The 1921 as a "S" where it is minted with a "P" over it. I would like to know how much the are worth please and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The P mint mark was not used on any US coin until 1942, when it was used on 35% silver nickels until 1945. It was not used again until 1979, when it appeared on the Anthony dollar.

      So if there's a P stamped over the S, it's not a mint mark. It was put there outside the mint, which makes it an altered or damaged example. Because of this, value will be limited to silver content or perhaps a few dollars more. Somewhere in the - range. A dealer would pay less.

      Since you seem to know where the mint mark is located, I take it that you have the 1882 P. Value will depend on condition. If the wear is noticeable, it's also a - coin, tied to the fluctuation of silver prices. If it looks new and lustrous, the value will start at and go up based on the actual level of uncirculated grade, of which there are eleven.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the value of my coin?
    I have a 1921 Silver Peace Dollar (no mint mark) that is missing the word "we" in, "In God We Trust." The word has not been worn off, it was never there. I would like to know how this affects the coin value.

    • ANSWER:
      The 1921 Peace is one of the scarcest in the series, and a target of counterfeiters. It needs to be looked at by experienced coin dealers, who will be able to tell if the missing letters are from a 'struck through grease or debris' mint error, or if it's a fake. I would ask for pictures, but even good pictures don't do a test for silver purity and other things that a real, live person should do.

  25. QUESTION:
    How much are these coins worth?
    My Grandfather past away three years ago. We decided to plant a tree in the back yard and when we dug the hole up we found a small lunch box with his name and a letter saying I could have these coins. Now I'm just curious to know how much they are worth please help!

    1. 1922 Silver Dollar
    2. 1851 Silver Dollar
    3. 1923 Silver Dollar
    4. 1921 Silver Dollar

    • ANSWER:
      First the bad news- the 1922 and 1923 dollars are probably worth around to each depending on condition. If the 1921 is a Morgan dollar (lady on coin has no spikes in hair) then it too is likely worth to or so. If it's a Peace dollar (lady on coin has spikes in hair), then it's around a 0 to 0 coin. There can be mintmarks on some of these coins but it's unlikely to affect the value much (unless the coins are like brand new which they probably aren't) so I won't bore you with the details. Now the good news- the 1851 (if real) is a very scarce coin and worth anywhere from ,500 to ,000 (that's not a typo) depending on condition. You should take it to a local coin dealer and get his opinion on it and if it seems real, send it in to a professional grading company (such as Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). You'll have to pay around or so but they can give you a guarantee that the coin is real, and what condition it's in.Seeing as how it could easily be worth as much as a small car, it's worth the investment. Congratulations- that's one heck of a find!

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best and cheapest way to buy silver bullion coins?
    eBay? Or some other online distributor?

    Not interested in etf

    • ANSWER:
      You can get some good deals at local coin and pawns shops below are some ways to purchase silver

      1. Morgan Silver Dollars

      The Morgan Silver Dollars are by far the most widely collected United States Coin. The dollars which are 90% silver and contain nearly an ounce of the precious metal were struck from1878 to 1904 and then in 1921, were produced in the hundreds of millions far more than ever needed for the time period.

      2. American Silver Eagle

      The American Silver Eagles have been the official Silver coin of the United States since 1986. The demand for these coins has increased significantly in the last few years. These 1 ounce .9993 Silver coins not only hold silver value but a collector value as well.

      3. Junk Silver

      Junk silver refers to coins with 90% silver and 10% copper content. Because junk silver coins have value as bullion, legal tender, and at times as collectibles, pre-1965 silver coinage really is an excellent value for anybody wanting to keep some silver stocked away.

      4. Silver Art Bars

      Silver Art Bars are usually .999 pure silver bars sold in 1 thru 100oz increments the minimum value of the silver art bar is its raw silver value (the current melt price). The Silver Art Bars also carry additional value depending on the rarity of the silver art bar and its popularity within the collecting community.

      5. Silver Rounds

      Silver round are coin-shaped .999 pure silver bullion made by private mints not backed by any government for the purpose of silver collecting and investment. They are basically the same as the silver art bars as far as having both silver and collection value.

  27. QUESTION:
    How much is this 1921 Us dollar worth (coin)?
    I have a 1921 U.S. Dollar coin. I know its a morgan coin (I think) and its in decent condition. Ive read some of the other questions about it and it seems to be from around -. On my coin though, on the eagle side, the silver is chipping and its gold underneath...does that change the value any?

    • ANSWER:
      coins are valued by their condition, and if they are circulated or uncirculated coins, and most of the time according to what kind of demand they are in at the time you get ready to sell it, in other words if a coin collector needs that paticular coin to add to his collection it would be worth more. what you decribed would be worth between .00 to .00

  28. QUESTION:
    How much is this 1921 coin worth?
    I found a large number of old coins. One was a copper-colored large round one-dollar (US) coin dated 1921. How much would it be worth if I sold it on Craigslist or eBay?

    Also, how much are bicentennial half-dollars, full dollar coins and quarters wroth?

    How long does it take for paper currency to be worth more than face value? I have a bill from 1995. Is it worth more yet?

    TIA to all.

    • ANSWER:
      I need a better description of the 1921 coin. The US produced two different silver dollar coins that year, the Morgan and Peace dollars, but they are silver, not copper. It could have toned a coppery color if it had been in water for some length of time.

      The bicentennial coins and the 1995 note are worth face value.

  29. QUESTION:
    What coins out now are worth collecting?
    I'm looking to start a collection and would like some insight into where I should start and what I should start my collection with.

    • ANSWER:
      The State Quarter program has been a real shot-in-the-arm to coin collecting and might be a great place to start. You can find all of them (except AK and HI, which haven't been issued yet) in circulation and get a map or blue Whitman folder to mount and keep them. Make it a little more challenging and try to find both "P" (Philadelphia) and "D" (Denver) mint marks. Then you might look to the Mint (or dealers, ebay, etc.) to buy them in uncirculated or Proof condition. Here's an excellent resource:
      http://www.statequarters.com/Coinage.asp

      Another approach, if you have the resources, is to collect silver dollars. The Morgan dollars (1878 - 1921) are the prettiest (imho), and some dates are plentiful so they're not prohibitively expensive. As silver goes up in value, so do these.

      It's also fun to collect a "type set" -- an example of each coin minted the year you were born or during your lifetime. It can be challenging but not impossible.

      Most important advice: have fun.

  30. QUESTION:
    How much would a complete set of walking liberty half dollar coins in fair condition cost?

    • ANSWER:
      Fair condition is unacceptable to collectors. It is one notch above poor. The very scarce coins, the 1916-S, 1921, 1921-D and 1938-D are still worth a premium over the silver value, but all the others are what is called 'junk silver', even those that are semi-keys. PCGS values a complete set in Good-4, in their holders, at about ,900, though you probably wouldn't be able to assemble such a set. Most coins are easily available in much better condition and you just don't find the common dates certified by professional grading companies, in the lowest grades, because it's not worth the cost.

      I'm guessing that most of your coins are quite a bit better than Fair, and that it's a matter of you not knowing coin grading. A typical raw set in the Good range for dates to 1923, and Fine or better for anything after that, would go in the neighborhood of ,000.

  31. QUESTION:
    How much is a 1890 O Morgan Silver Dollar worth?
    How much is a 1890 O Morgan Silver Dollar worth?

    • ANSWER:
      The 1890 O Morgan dollar is a slightly better date than the 1921 S that you were asking about. Value ranges from for an average circulated coin up to about 0 for a really nice uncirculated example.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the most profitable way to sell silver coins?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are looking into selling silver or gold coins, the first step to consider is whether or not your coins have numismatic value. Coins with numismatic value are those that are worth more than their precious metal content. The value of rare coins is determined by four criteria:

      1. Rarity
      2. Quality
      3. Grade
      4. Popularity

      For these types of coins, I recommend working with a rare coin dealer as you don t want to sell them for their melt value.

      Other silver coins are commonly referred to as junk silver. These coins have no value beyond their silver content. In the United States, most silver coins minted before 1964 have a fair amount of silver content and have value based on this precious metal content.

      Here are a few examples of the most common junk silver coins.

      * (1942-1945) Silver War Nickel
      * (1916-1945) Mercury Dime
      * (1946-1964) Roosevelt Dime
      * (1932-1964) Washington Quarter
      * (1916-1947) Liberty Half Dollar
      * (1948-1963) Franklin Half Dollar
      * (1964) Kennedy Half Dollar
      * (1965-1970) Kennedy Half Dollar
      * (1878-1921) Morgan Dollar
      * (1921-1935) Peace Dollar
      * (1971-1976) Eisenhower Dollar
      * 1920-1967 Canadian Dime
      * 1920-1967 Canadian Quarter
      * 1920-1967 Canadian Half Dollar
      * 1935-1967 Canadian Dollar

      If you are still unsure, Arch Enterprises metal refiner offers free quotes on their website. All you have to do is fill out their form and describe your coins. Good Luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    is it best to buy silver bullion or coins?
    I don't know any thing about buying silver or gold. I was wondering what would be the best to buy? I have 4 American Eagles. I was wondering too if that was a good way to invest in gold. I really don't know. I took my CD money and bought American Eagles. With what I have left over I would like to get some silver.

    • ANSWER:
      Below are some other ways to buy silver

      1. Morgan Silver Dollars

      The Morgan Silver Dollars are by far the most widely collected United States Coin. The dollars which are 90% silver and contain nearly an ounce of the precious metal were struck from1878 to 1904 and then in 1921, were produced in the hundreds of millions far more than ever needed for the time period.

      2. American Silver Eagle

      The American Silver Eagles have been the official Silver coin of the United States since 1986. The demand for these coins has increased significantly in the last few years. These 1 ounce .9993 Silver coins not only hold silver value but a collector value as well.

      3. Junk Silver

      Junk silver refers to coins with 90% silver and 10% copper content. Because junk silver coins have value as bullion, legal tender, and at times as collectibles, pre-1965 silver coinage really is an excellent value for anybody wanting to keep some silver stocked away.

      4. Silver Art Bars

      Silver Art Bars are usually .999 pure silver bars sold in 1 thru 100oz increments the minimum value of the silver art bar is its raw silver value (the current melt price). The Silver Art Bars also carry additional value depending on the rarity of the silver art bar and its popularity within the collecting community.

      5. Silver Rounds

      Silver round are coin-shaped .999 pure silver bullion made by private mints not backed by any government for the purpose of silver collecting and investment. They are basically the same as the silver art bars as far as having both silver and collection value.

  34. QUESTION:
    What is a 1921 Silver Dollar worth in excellent condition?

    • ANSWER:
      Is your coin a Morgan Dollar or a Peace Dollar? Both types were made in 1921.

      The PCGS links below will give you an idea how a collector or dealer would grade your coin.

      The Morgan Dollar was made at 3 different mints in 1921. The mint mark is just above the "DO" in dollar.

      S = San Francisco
      D = Denver
      no mint mark = Philadelphia

      None is rare. In worn condition, silver value is about . In gem condition, a hundred or two.

      A 1921 Peace Dollar is fairly rare. Even in low grade it is worth 0 or so. In gem condition (MS-65) trends value is 00.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have two ONE dollar bills i need to get priced maybe?
    I have a 1928 A series silver certificate, circulated and very dirty, not ripped at all, any thoughts on the value? also have a 1957 B series blue stamped silver certificate, very clean no rips at all, no dirty spots. if anyone can price those it'd be great, also i have a 1921 circulated morgan dollar any idea on the price of that aswell?

    • ANSWER:
      The Series 1928 A silver certificate is a better type (often referred to as the 'Funny Back"). In low grade, you would get about for it.
      The Series 1957 B silver certificate is rather common, and a nice circulated specimen would sell for about .50.

      The 1921 Morgan silver dollar is the most common date in the series. It contains 0.77 troy ounces of silver, which today is worth about .50. A coin dealer would pay about for it.

  36. QUESTION:
    What would be worth a one-dollar American coin dated 1921?
    The face has a full eagle on it.

    • ANSWER:
      That was the last year for the Morgan dollar. Circulated ones did go for - , but with the price of silver so high, the coin is worth it's scrap value. Something like today.

  37. QUESTION:
    How much can I get for my Liberty Head or Morgan Type silver dollar????
    I have 6 of these. My collection includes the years 1878-1921.. Any help would be magnificent.

    • ANSWER:
      Condition is the most important factor in determining value. Next is the date and mint mark and in this series, the occasional variety.

      Mint marks on the Morgan dollars are found on the reverse, underneath the eagle and just above the 'DO' of dollar. Where there is no mint mark, the coin was struck at Philadelphia.

      With the 1878 Philadelphia coins, there are several major varieties: The 7 Tail Feathers Reverse of '78, the 7 TF Reverse of '79, the 8 TF and the 7 over 8 TF. Google '1878 Morgan varieties' and you should find a number of resources, with images, to help in identification.

      Most Morgans are what you call commons, and, unless they are in uncirculated condition, are worth just a dollar or so above the value of the silver (.50 right now), but a dealer would probably offer in the to range per coin.

      Better dates can be worth more of a premium over silver if they're circulated, and rare coins are valuable in all grades. Without knowing what you have, I can't help any further.

  38. QUESTION:
    What would this set of coins be worth?
    i have a set of us coin proofs or mints whatever you want to call them. still sealed and in flawless condition. from 1905 it has every coin from the penny to the large silver dollar to the larger 50 cent piece. it also contains a proof of the 1905 liberty nickel.

    • ANSWER:
      There were no proof sets or mint sets made in 1905. However some one could have bought each coin separately and made up a set. there were no 1905 silver dollars struck last year was 1904 then started 1921. No one here can give you a value until the set is seen by a profession grading service to authenticate it. Then it would be worth sever thousand dollars or so.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the value of a circulated 1921 Morgan Dollar?

    • ANSWER:
      1921 is the single most common date of Morgan dollar. As such, it is only worth a little over the silver value. With .77 troy ounces of silver, that makes your coin worth slightly over .

  40. QUESTION:
    How much would 1921 morgan dollar coins (one denver mint one san francisco mint be worth?
    both are pretty good condition you can easily read everything.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to inform you but the 1921 Morgan dollar no matter which mint are the most common of Morgan dollars. In grades lower than mint state they are worth the silver value in them. Dealers are paying around 10-12 times face value for them. In mint state and up depending on which mint state grade the coin are. With silver rising it would be better to just hold onto them and check every once in a while.

  41. QUESTION:
    What would the value of 0,000 in 1920 dollars be worth today?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean 1920 silver dollars? None were minted. A 1921 Morgan silver dollar in brilliant uncirculated is worth about to . But a 1921 Peace silver dollar is another story. A brilliant uncirculated is worth about 0 to 00 each.

  42. QUESTION:
    How much is a A Dollar Piece (one that is a coin, not a wad of paper) worth from the year 1921?
    A silver dollar from 1921

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on a lot of things. First, both Morgan and Peace dollars were made in 1921. The 1921 Peace dollar is a key to the set and worth hundreds in decent condition. The eagle of the Peace dollar is sitting on a rock and the coin has the word Peace on it. The other dollar was the Morgan dollar. The mintmark is on the reverse under the eagle. If it is an S, it is somewhat scarcer, but the value of these will range from to 0 depending on the condition.

  43. QUESTION:
    i have an old coin that need help identifying?
    alright so my dead Granada gave me a few coins, the one that interests me is a morgan silver dollar from 1921, but its gold, its also very heavy too, it also has a gold bezel that holds it, on the face side it says "E PLURIBUS UNUM" then 1921. is it real gold? cant find it anywhere else?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, they didn't make any gold coins with the Morgan design, so you've probably got a genuine Morgan that someone gold plated. If that's the case, then it's real gold--it takes an incredibly small amount of gold to do the job--little enough that if you put it on glass instead of metal, you could hold it up to a light and see through it.

      The gold plating killed any collectible value it might have. The good news is that unless it's a nicer than average uncirculated coin, the silver value is more than the collector value, so it probably doesn't affect the value that much.

      If it was me, I'd hang on to it. The memories of her are worth a lot more than the - I'd get for it if I sold it.

  44. QUESTION:
    what is my morgan silver dollar wrth - important?
    ok i have a morgan silver dollar from 1921 it was given to me by my next door nab or (i think his father probably had it illegally) but anyway its a 1921, san fransisco mint, still in almost mint condition minus the fact that the side has a small dent, i think it might have a proof due to the fact that the all of the lettering and pictures are highly raised. also the ridging (probably not spelled right) is in great condition.

    • ANSWER:
      According to my 2009 Standard Catalog of World Coins, an uncirculated 1921-S Morgan Dollar (Grade: MS-60) has a value of . In almost uncirculated condition (AU-50) it drops steeply to , and the worst grade listed is VG-8 with a value of .50. This coin has a silver content of 0.77 oz., which at todays silver spot price gives it an intrinsic silver value of about . There were a huge number, namely 21,695,000 Morgans minted in 1921 in San Fransisco.

      Therefore your piece would likely sell for -.

  45. QUESTION:
    Whats the price for a 1921 series e silver dollar?
    I HAVE A FRIEND WITH A 1921 SILVER MORGAN AND HE WANTS TO KNOW THE PRICE FOR IT.

    • ANSWER:
      one dollar, but the us has no longer dollars, the us has treasury notes that have no value.

      The only legal way to buy anything or pay off a debt is to use gold or silver, but in the 30's, congress made the use of silver or gold to pay debts illegle. Guess your friend is stuck with a worthless silver dollar.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is a 1921 Peace Silver Dollar worth?
    Hasnt been in circulation since 1963 and is in good shape.

    • ANSWER:
      Assuming that it is genuine, you are in luck. 1921 is the first year for the Peace Dollar and is fairly rare. Even well circulated it is worth 0 or so.

      Value depends on condition. The link below can help give you a rough idea of the numismatic grade.

  47. QUESTION:
    How much are 4 Silver Dollars from 1922, 1921, & 1979 worth?
    My Grandpa gave these to me and said "They'd be worth something one day." 2 Silver dollars are from '22, 1 from '21 the last from '79. All in good condition but not pristine.
    I live in the USA

    • ANSWER:
      The values of the 1921 and 1922 silver dollars are between and 5, depending greatly on the condition. The 1979 coin is worth .

  48. QUESTION:
    Where is a good website to find value of rare coins? Or does anyone know the value of Silver dollars dated be
    dated between 1885 and 1921? Thanks for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      I like to use Heritagecoin.com. Once you have a user name you can check old auction archives for what coins went for. It also shows numismedia's published values but auction values are more reliable. Heritage is the largest rare coin auction house.

  49. QUESTION:
    were can i sell my 1921 e pluribus unum silver dollar?
    its not too dirty and theres a mint mark on it. can i just up to a bank and cash it in for the 10-20$ or do i have to go somewhere else to trader it in. im only 16 so i dont really need/want it so i figure just get rid of it.

    • ANSWER:
      A bank will only give you the face value of , a coin shop will give you at least the value of the silver content, which is over .

      If I were you, I would hang on to it. The price of silver has nearly doubled in the last year and is about to go to triple digits in the next few years, as the dollar is collapsing and the silver market manipulation by JP Morgan is being exposed.

  50. QUESTION:
    How much is a 1884 e pluribus unium, or a Morgon coin, It is silver. How Much Is This Worth?

    • ANSWER:
      The Morgan Dollar is a silver United States dollar coin. The dollars were minted from 1878 to 1904 and again for one more year in 1921. The Morgan Dollar is named after its designer, George T. Morgan, who designed the obverse and reverse of the coin. Morgan's monogram appears near Lady Liberty's neck on the obverse. The dollar was authorized by the Bland-Allison Act of 1878. It has a fineness of .900, giving a total silver content of 0.77344 troy ounces (24.057 grams) per coin.It could be anywhere from about for a poor coin (silver value), to thousands of dollars for a nice rare date coin. More information is needed to give any kind of evaluation -- date, mintmark, condition.
      1921 is the most common date -- in circulated condition they're worth about . Other common date circulated dollars are generally worth about .


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