Over the course of the coining history of the Silver Morgan Dollar, five branch facilities of the United States Mint struck the coins. In 1878, Philadelphia, Carson City, and San Francisco issued the coins. Starting in 1879, New Orleans began striking Morgans as well. The Denver Mint issued the coins only once, in 1921. The Carson City Mint-issued Silver Morgan Dollars have long been considered among the hardest to find because of the age of the coins and the low mintage figures at Carson City. Many of the coins available to collectors today come from Government Services Administration-released coins found in US Treasury vaults in the 1960s. Now, 1881-CC Silver Morgan Dollars with original GSA packaging are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside GSA hard plastic holders with a presentation box and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Fourth year of availability for Silver Morgan Dollars!
- Original mintage of 296,000 coins only!
- Consists of .77344 Troy ounce of actual silver content.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse comes with an image of Liberty.
- On the reverse is a 19th-century depiction of the heraldic eagle.
- Bears a “CC” mint mark from the Carson City Mint.
Silver Morgan Dollars were struck at the Carson City Mint from 1878 to 1885 and again from 1889 until the branch mint was closed in 1893. During this period of time, the Carson City Mint averaged roughly 1.2 million coins per year, but there were a handful of years with mintages well below 1 million coins.
When compared to average annual mintages of 9 million, 12 million, and 5 million coins at the Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New Orleans branch mints, respectively, during this period, Carson City coins are far more unique. 1881 registered as the second-lowest mintage in the series overall and second-lowest from Carson City. The only lower mintage mark came from Carson City in 1885.
The obverse of 1881-CC Silver Morgan Dollars features George T. Morgan’s effigy of Lady Liberty. This left-profile portrait depicts Liberty with a ring of 13 stars around her head, her hair up in a cap, and a few strands of curly hair dangling down the side of her neck.
On the reverse face of 1881-CC Silver Morgan Dollars is an image of the heraldic eagle. One of the few depictions from the 19th century in which the eagle is not shown supporting the US national shield, Morgan created a design with a front-facing bald eagle clutching the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace.
These 1881-CC Silver Morgan Dollars are available to you with the original packaging of the Government Services Administration. These GSA Morgan Dollars are available in hard plastic holders with the original presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity from the GSA.
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