Legislation was signed into law Jan. 5 by President Trump to fund creation in 2021 from the U.S. Mint of coins marking the 100th anniversary of this transition of silver dollar manufacturing into the Peace dollar in the Morgan dollar.
H.R. 6192 was passed from the House Sept. 22, 2020.
A mirror charge in the Senate, S. 4326, has been released July 27, 2020, by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.
The powerful legislative initiative has been evidenced by Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Chairman Thomas J. Uram, and fellow CCAC member Michael F. Moran.
“For the last two decades, working with this legislation was a roller coaster ride! “But ultimately and down to the final day the recognition of the Numismatic background is a fact.”
Added Moran,”Tom and I couldn’t have done this . We had a good deal of support throughout the spectrum from folks who believed in us and wanted to observe these silver dollars .”
While the conditions of the empowering legislation authorize the creation and launch of silver dollars starting in 2021, the legislation doesn’t say a final date.
H.R. 6192 authorizes creation of Morgan and Peace dollars less than .900 good silver, together with any balance of the metal in aluminum.
Uram reported that, in negotiations with U.S. Mint officials, they suggested options would include problems struck in the Denver, Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints.
Privy marks may be inserted to particular Morgan dollar problems to pay homage to the silver dollar output in the prior Carson City Mint at Nevada and New Orleans Mint in Louisiana.
Uram said talks contained details for Proof and Uncirculated releases, together with the possibility of specific places to add coins of different endings from several Mints.