US Mint produces no Morgan and Peace dollars in 2022 due to blank shortage

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eurocoin

COVID-19 continues to impact the mints:

United States Mint Announces Pause in Production and Sales of Morgan and Peace Dollars for 2022, Popular Historic Program Will Return in 2023

The United States Mint (Mint) today announced it will forgo the production and sales of Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars in 2022. This calculated pause is directly related to the global pandemic's impact upon the availability of silver blanks from the Mint's suppliers. The suspension will give the Mint time to evaluate the best way to allocate our limited supply of silver to ensure the best customer experience we can.

"We'll be required to make business decisions like this until the supply chain for silver blanks recovers from the disruptions caused by COVID-19," said Mint Deputy Director Ventris C. Gibson. "I want to ensure that our customers know," she said, "that the modern renditions of the historic Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars will continue next year. Our goal is straightforward: to give our loyal customers the products they want and the service they deserve."

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To reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, the Mint's sales centers are closed until further notice. Please use the United States Mint catalog site https://catalog.usmint.gov/ as your primary source of the most current information on product and service status.

brandm24

I hadn't heard that but I rarely buy anything from the mint. They offer some nice products but they're generally overpriced and just don't appeal to me.

 Years ago some collectors tried to to get examples of every commemorative or special issue released each year but the number and cost became prohibitive. It's a "deep pockets" game today.

Bruce
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