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U.S. Morgan Silver Dollars, Wild West Carson City “CC” Mint
Gem Brilliant Uncirculated, MS 65 condition
U.S. Morgan Silver Dollars are the most popular and widely collected of all U.S. silver coins. Minted between 1878 and 1904, and again in 1921, in Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Carson City, these classic silver coins served as the backbone of daily commerce, both nationally and internationally, for decades.
Named after their designer, James T. Morgan, Morgan Silver Dollars are also known as Liberty Head dollars because of the radiant, dignified profile of Miss Liberty featured on the obverse. The reverse depicts the inspiring image of an American Eagle, standing tall with widespread wings, perched confidently upon the olive branch of peace and the arrows of military strength.
The legendary Wild West Mint
The Carson City Mint is perhaps the most fabled of all U.S. Mints. Opened in the Nevada badlands in 1870 to process the Comstock Lode, the richest silver deposit ever discovered, it embodies all of the adventure and romance of America’s Wild West.
Carson City was little more than the proverbial two-horse town until the Comstock Lode was discovered nearby in 1859. This fabulous mineral claim produced more than $400 million in silver and gold (in 19th century dollars), and changed the West forever. Comstock wealth created the State of Nevada, built the city of San Francisco, and financed the Civil War. It also made the fortunes of the some of California’s most prominent families, including that of the newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst.
The Carson City Mint was only open for 23 years and only minted silver dollars for 13 years. Plagued by corruption and embezzlement, and with the flow of Comstock silver drying up, this true Wild West Mint ceased all coin production in 1893. Morgan dollars carrying the “CC” mintmark are therefore extremely popular among collectors because of their colorful Old West history, small mintage figures, and short minting history.
Our Carson City silver dollars are the best of the best in Gem Brilliant Uncirculated, MS 65 condition. We hand select each coin for stunning eye appeal and outstanding technical merit. These are very special coins, and deserve a place in every collection.
U.S. Morgan Silver Dollars, Carson City “CC” Mint
Dates offered are 1883 & 1884 only. All coins PCGS or NGC certified.
Gem Brilliant Uncirculated, MS 65
|Designer||George T. Morgan|
|Composition||.900 silver/.100 copper|
|Net silver content:||0.77344 oz.|
|Size||38.1 mm diameter|
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