The 1881 release of the Silver Morgan Dollar included coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint, the San Francisco Mint, the New Orleans Mint, and the Carson City Mint. The lowest mintage among the four facilities was, by far, the CC-Silver Morgan Dollar issued that year. Just 296,000 coins were struck at Carson City, and as it turns out, most never made it into broader circulation. Today, 1881-CC Silver Morgan Dollars are available to you online at Silver.com in certified condition.
- Available to ship to you in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS!
- Fourth year of release in the CC-Silver Morgan Series!
- Original mintage limited to 296,000 coins only!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of .7734 Troy ounce of actual silver content.
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 64 by the Professional Coin Grading service.
- On the obverse is Lady Liberty.
- The reverse features the heraldic eagle.
- Comes with a CC mint mark from the Carson City Mint.
The Carson City Mint was purpose-built by the United States Mint to leverage local sources of precious metals in the production of circulation coins in the United States. Like the Dahlonega Mint and Charlotte Mint before it on the East Coast, both of which predominantly struck gold coins for the US, the Carson City Mint was positioned in the region of rich silver mines and struck predominantly silver coins for circulation in the American West.
All of the 1881-CC Silver Morgan Dollars in this listing come with a PCGS certification and protective slab. Mint State 64 coins remain quite attractive for their age, with average mint luster common for most coins. Light scattered marks, some heavier marks, and a few marks in the primary focal points are common in MS64 specimens. So too are one or two small patches of hairlines.
On the obverse of 1881-CC Silver Morgan Dollars is a depiction of Liberty. This left-profile effigy was designed in 1878 by George T. Morgan and shows Liberty with the Phrygian cap on the back of her head, as well as the coronet crown and laurel wreath.
The reverse side of 1881-CC Silver Morgan Dollar Coins comes with a unique version of the heraldic eagle of the United States. This design was also created by Morgan and shows the bald eagle in front-facing relief with the arrows of war in one talon and the olive branch of peace in the other. The bird is framed by a wreath of oak and laurel with a CC mint mark under the wreath.
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