Is the U.S. Mint Running Out Of Silver Blanks?

In 2021 the US Mint is re-issuing Morgan Dollars to commemorate the end of the regular issues, one hundred years ago. But collectors may experience difficulties in pre-ordering these new silver coins.
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The United States Mint is committed to providing the best possible online experience to its customers. The Mint is being impacted by silver blank shortages among its suppliers. The demand for many of their bullion and numismatic products is at record heights and increasingly outpacing the supply of silver blanks available through their suppliers. This level of demand is felt most acutely by the Mint during the initial product release of numismatic items. Most recently in the pre-order window for 2021 Morgan Silver Dollars with Carson City privy mark (21XC) and New Orleans privy mark (21XD), the extraordinary volume of web traffic caused significant numbers of Mint customers to experience website anomalies that resulted in their inability to complete transactions.

In the interest of properly rectifying the situation, the Mint is postponing the pre-order windows for the remaining 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars that were originally scheduled for 1st June 2021 (Morgan Dollars struck at Denver (21XG) and San Francisco (21XF)) and 7th June 2021 (Morgan Dollar struck at Philadelphia (21XE) and the Peace Dollar (21XH)).

While inconvenient to many, this deliberate delay will give the Mint the time necessary to obtain web traffic management tools to enhance the user experience. As demand remains greater than supply, the reality is such that not everyone will be able to purchase a coin. However, the U.S. Mint is confident that during the postponement, they will be able to greatly improve on the ability to deliver the utmost positive U.S. Mint experience that customers deserve. The Mint will announce revised pre-order launch dates as soon as possible.

For further information, visit the website of the U.S. Mint.

In 2019 the U.S. Mint celebrated its 50th anniversary.