By 1880, Silver Morgan Dollars were being issued in the millions by four different branch facilities of the United States Mint. Three of the four mints issued the coins with a mint mark, with Philadelphia being the outlier in not issuing mint marks. The mint that issued the fewest Morgan Dollars each year was the Carson City Mint. As such, its date marks in the series have become one of the primary targets for collectors. Today, 1880-CC Silver Morgan Dollars with GSA holders are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of GSA hard plastic holders!
- Third release of Silver Morgan Dollars!
- Initially sold in GSA auctions during the 1970s and 1980s!
- Contains .7734 Troy ounce of actual silver content.
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse is an image of Liberty.
- The reverse comes with the heraldic eagle.
- Issued a “CC” mint mark by the Carson City Mint.
In 1880, the Carson City Mint struck a total of 591,000 Silver Morgan Dollars. Nearly a century later, the US Treasury discovered millions of Morgan Dollars in its vaults that had never been released into circulation. Some 95% of those coins were Carson City Mint issues and the find changed the collectible landscape for Carson City Mint Morgan Dollars. With an original mintage of just 591,000, the discovery of 131,500 1880 Morgan Dollars from the Carson City Mint in the Treasury vaults resulted in the release of previously hard-to-find coins.
All of these 1880-CC Silver Morgan Dollars come with the original GSA hard plastic holder. When the Silver Morgan Dollar hoard in the US Treasury vaults was discovered, the GSA cataloged and packaged the coins for eventual release to the public. The uncirculated coins were offered up to the public in a series of auctions in the 1970s and the 1980s.
On the obverse of 1880 Silver Morgan Dollars is an image of Liberty. This Liberty portrait in left-profile relief was designed by George T. Morgan in 1878 for the release of the new silver dollar following a five-year hiatus in coining. Morgan’s design captured Liberty with a coronet and wreath crown in her hair. A ring of 13 stars is present around the portrait of Liberty with a date mark at the bottom.
The reverse side of the 1880-CC Silver Morgan Dollar Coins comes with a 19th-century depiction of the heraldic eagle. Also designed by Morgan, this image features the bald eagle in front-facing relief as it clutches the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace in its talons.
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