The 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar


Almost 3,000 U.S. Silver Dollars can be found throughout the Wort Hotel; the most famous collection resides in the Silver Dollar Bar.  Minted in 1921, the 2,032 coins were uncirculated at the time of the bar's construction in the late 1940's.

The bar was constructed so that the Silver Dollars would be impossible to remove. Each hole was drilled a fraction smaller than the dollar.  The dollars were shrunk with dry ice and pressed and cemented into the wood underneath the black Formica counter to ensure each Silver Dollar would be there forever. 

Hundreds of additional Silver Dollars are embedded in countless hotel elements including stained glass, black walnut surfaces, and custom furniture throughout the building.