Ask your Congressional representative to support the 2021 silver dollar commemoratives bill.
Support Coin Legislation H.R. 3757
Coin collectors and the general public soon might be able to purchase 2021-CC Morgan and Peace silver dollars that support the ANA and the hobby, but we need your help! Contact your representative by November 30th and let he or she know that you'd like them to support H.R. 3757!
Introduced on July 16, bill H.R. 3757 calls for the production of 2021-dated coins to mark the 100-year anniversary of the transition from the Morgan to Peace dollars.
The Peace dollar was approved in December 1921 to commemorate the armistice that ended World War I. The design conversion from the Morgan dollar (1878-1904 and again in 1921) to the Peace dollar (1921-35) reflected a pivotal moment in American history.
According to the proposed legislation, the Morgan dollar represented the country’s westward expansion and industrial development in the 19th century. The Peace dollar symbolized the country’s coming of age as an international power while recognizing the sacrifices made by its citizens in World War I and celebrating the victory and peace that ensued.
The legislation, jointly introduced in the House of Representatives by Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) and Andy Barr (R-Kentucky), requires 289 congressional co-sponsors. Current CCAC chairman and ANA Past Governor Thomas Uram, along with author and CCAC member Mike Moran, have led the charge on this commemorative initiative.
ANA Past President Gary Adkins encourages collectors to urge their congressional representatives to support the bill. He says, “Not only is this great for the hobby, but for the first time ever, proceeds from a commemorative coin program will support the numismatic community.”
What is it?
It is an act to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint Morgan and Peace Dollars in 2021.
These commemorative silver dollars will recognize a pivotal point in our history as the United States evolved from a developing industrial nation into a world power. Mirroring this change, the Peace Dollar replaced the Morgan Dollar in 1921 — a changing of the guard.
What will be the mintage?
Up to a maximum of 500,000 silver dollars will be coined.
What will be the design?
The designs will be representative of either the Morgan dollar or the Peace Dollar both in their designs and inscriptions. It is the intent of the originators of this bill that struck coins be reflective of the first year of issue for each design, including high relief on the Peace Dollar. Each coin will bear the date 2021.
What are the specifications?
The coins will be identical to their forebears. They will weight 26.73 grams, have a diameter of 1.5 inches and contain not less that 90% silver.
What finish will these coins have?
They will be issued in uncirculated and proof qualities.
Where will they be minted?
The Director of the Mint will determine which of the facilities will be utilized. In addition, if the Secretary of the Treasury finds it feasible and cost effective, a portion of the Morgan Dollars will be struck at Carson City, Nevada at the Nevada State Museum (formerly a United States Mint facility.)