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Major Error on 2021-S Morgan Dollar

Small blob of trapped die grease causes large indentation.
Image courtesy Independent Coin Graders.

Image courtesy Independent Coin Graders.

On Nov. 11, 2021, Independent Coin Graders (ICG) of Tampa, Fla., certified its first major Mint Error example of the recently released 100th Anniversary 2021-S Morgan dollars. 

It appears that a small blob of die grease with tiny silver particles trapped within got between the planchet and obverse die just prior to striking. This resulted in an indentation, nearly as large as the digit "zero" right behind Liberty's mouth. 

"It's possible that there are more of these strike-through errors out there," said Randy Campbell, ICG senior numismatist.

He urged collectors to check their coins for any irregularities. For more information, contact Campbell at (877) 221-4424.