From the first and only year the Denver Mint struck Morgans, and as such, this 1921 silver dollar has special significance. The Denver Mint didn't open until 1906, two years after Morgan dollar production was halted. In 1918, the Pittman Act authorized the melting of hundreds of millions of silver dollars, which Congress agreed to but with the stipulation that they had to be replaced – creating the final year 1921 issues.
- First and only year the Denver Mint struck Morgans
- Only Denver mint coin of this design
- Once a Treasury hoard coin, released in the 1950s and '60s
This date is needed by every collector hoping to complete a date and mint mark collection.