Few date marks in the Silver Morgan Dollar Series were altered as drastically by the release of US Treasury stores of the coins in the 1970s as the 1884 coins from the Carson City Mint. When the Government Services Administration audited the coins found in US Treasury vaults, it found that 95% of the uncirculated Silver Morgan Dollars in the vaults were from the Carson City Mint, and the 1884 date mark made up a significant portion of those coins. Today, 1884-CC Silver Morgan Dollars from the GSA are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to you in a hard plastic holder and presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity included!
- Seventh date of release for Silver Morgan Dollars!
- Mintage limited to 1,136,000 coins only!
- Consists of .77344 Troy ounces of actual silver content.
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse is an effigy of Lady Liberty.
- The reverse bears the heraldic eagle.
- Issued a “CC” mint mark by the Carson City Mint.
The GSA’s audit of the Silver Morgan Dollars found in US Treasury vaults in the 1960s broke down the numbers by date of issue and the mint that issued the coins. As mentioned above, some 95% of the coins came from the Carson City Mint. With $3 million worth of Silver Morgan Dollars discovered at the time, the 1884-CC Silver Morgans represented a major portion of the hoard. A total of 962,000 1884-CC Silver Morgan Dollars were found in the vaults in uncirculated condition, representing 85% of the original 1884 mintage of 1,136,000 coins!
All of these 1884-CC Silver Morgan Dollars are available to you with the original packaging the GSA used for public auctions in the 1970s and 1980s. The coins were housed in plastic holders with a presentation box and a Certificate of Authenticity.
On the obverse of 1884-CC Silver Morgan Dollars is an effigy of Lady Liberty. This left-profile bust of Liberty was created by Morgan and depicts Liberty with a coronet and wreath crown in her hair. There are 13 stars around the design field with inscriptions that include the date mark.
The reverse of the 1884-CC Silver Morgan Dollars bears the image of the heraldic eagle of the United States. This version of the national emblem features a front-facing bald eagle with no US national shield in the design. The eagle uses its talons to clutch the olive branch of peace and the arrows of war.
Established in 1863, the Carson City Mint did not begin actively striking coins for the US Mint until 1870. Its primary focus throughout its history was to produce silver coins for circulation using silver sourced from the vast mines throughout Nevada and the American West. It was the third purpose-built US Mint branch facility to act in this manner following the opening of the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints on the East Coast in the 1830s, both of which opened to strike gold coins using gold from local deposits.
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