The Silver Morgan Dollars were never hugely popular with Americans in the 19th century as a circulation coin. In the 21st century though, the Silver Morgan Dollars became a very popular item with silver dollar collectors. The discovery of hoards of Morgan Dollars in US Treasury vaults in the 1960s, and subsequent auctioning of those coins by the GSA in the 1970s, changed the face of silver dollar collecting in the United States. Right now, 1880-CC Silver Morgan Dollar Coins are available to purchase with full, original GSA packaging online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a hard plastic holder and comes with a presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity!
- Third year of release for Silver Morgan Dollars!
- Announced mintage of 591,000 coins only in 1880!
- Consists of .77344 Troy ounce of actual silver content.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse depicts Liberty.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle.
- Issued “CC” mint marks by the Carson City Mint.
Each of the 1880-CC Silver Morgan Dollars available here at Silver.com come with all of the original packaging from the Government Services Administration. To present the coins to collectors in its auctions during the 1970s and 1980s, the GSA packaged the coin itself in a hard plastic holder that was then packaged in a presentation box with an included Certificate of Authenticity.
Many of the original buyers who purchase GSA Silver Morgan Dollars at auction during the 1970s and 1980s eventually had their coins graded by the NGC and PCGS. As such, the presentation boxes and COAs were lost for many of the coins. As such, fewer of the existing GSA Silver Morgan Dollars still have all of the original packaging from the GSA as these coins at Silver.com do.
The obverse side of 1880-CC Silver Morgans features a left-profile bust of Lady Liberty. This design maintains the style of Classical Antiquity in its depiction of Liberty, with Greco-Roman visuals for the female allegory. She is shown wearing the coronet and wreath crown in her hair with a ring of 13 stars around her bust.
On the reverse of 1880-CC Silver Morgan Dollars have a design of the heraldic eagle. George T. Morgan designed both sides of the Morgan Dollar in 1878. His heraldic eagle was a departure from other designs of the day in its lack of the US national shield on the chest of the bald eagle. The eagle still clutches the olive branch of peace and the arrows of war in its talons.
Carson City issued a total of just 591,000 coins in 1880. Many of the Carson City-issued Silver Morgans in the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s never made it into circulation. Instead, most wound up going directly to US Treasury vaults, explaining the massive hoard of 19th-century coins discovered in the 1960s as the US Treasury began paying out vast amounts of silver to Americans holding Silver Certificates.
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