One of the highest mintages ever seen in the Silver Morgan Dollars from the Carson City Mint came right away in 1878. While other mints issuing the coin in the debut year would go on to break the debut mintage level several times, the Carson City Mint would only surpass this mintage one other time in its brief history in the series. Right now, 1878-CC Silver Morgan Dollars are available to purchase online at Silver.com in certified condition.
- Ships to you inside a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC!
- First date mark in the Silver Morgan Dollar Series!
- Original mintage limited to 2,212,000 coins only!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of .7734 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 63 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Proof-like designation.
- The obverse features a portrait of Liberty.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle of the United States.
- Comes with a CC mint mark from the Carson City Mint.
Each 1878-CC Silver Morgan Dollar available here has a Mint State 63 certification with a plastic slab for shipping. Coins in this condition exhibit impaired mint luster with several small contact marks, a handful of heavier contact marks, and small hairlines that are visible without the aid of magnification. These coins have an additional Proof-like designation. This means the strike resulted in some proof-like visuals such as frosted designs and/or mirrored fields.
The 1878-CC Silver Morgan Dollar was surpassed in mintage, for a Carson City coin, only by the 1890 release at the mint. As the first date mark in both the series as a whole and from the Carson City Mint, in general, these coins are prized by collectors.
The obverse of 1878-CC Silver Morgans features a left-profile portrait of Liberty. Designed in 1878 by George T. Morgan, this effigy shows Liberty’s head with a Phrygian cap on, as well as the coronet and laurel wreath crowns in her hair. There are 13 stars within the design field and a date mark at the bottom.
On the reverse side of the 1878-CC Silver Morgan Dollar is the heraldic eagle of the United States. Based on a 1794 design from Robert Scot, this image was created by Morgan with a front-facing bald eagle clutching the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace. A wreath of oak and laurel frames the eagle, with the CC mint mark beneath the wreath.
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