Some of the most unique date marks in the history of the Silver Morgan Dollar came from the Carson City Mint. The mint issued the Silver Morgan Dollars as its primary duty in striking coins for the US Mint. In fact, the 1885-CC Silver Morgan was once thought to be one of the rarest in the series. Some 148,300 coins were discovered in Treasury vaults in the 1960s. Now, 1885-CC Silver Morgan Dollars with NGC certification are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside NGC protective plastic slabs!
- Final continuous date mark from the Carson City Mint!
- Original mintage limited to 228,000 coins only!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of .7734 Troy ounce of actual silver content.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 67 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- The obverse features Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle of the United States.
- Comes with a CC mint mark from the Carson City Mint.
The Carson City Mint was one of three purpose-built mints in the US Mint system in the 19th century. Previously, the Charlotte Mint and Dahlonega Mint on the East Coast were built to produce coins for the nation using local precious metals sources. In the case of both mints, it was gold coining.
For its part, the Carson City Mint was established in Nevada to take advantage of the vast local sources of silver in striking silver coins for the US Mint. Its primary duty was to produce the coins of the Morgan Silver Dollar starting in 1878. However, the Carson City Mint would issue the coins only between 1878 and 1885, and again between 1889 and 1893.
The obverse of the 1885-CC Silver Morgan Dollar comes with a depiction of Lady Liberty in left-profile relief. This design was created by George T. Morgan in 1878 for this series and features Liberty wearing a coronet crown, a laurel wreath, and a Phrygian cap. There are 13 stars in the design element and a date mark of 1885 at the bottom.
On the reverse side of 1885-CC Silver Morgan Dollars is a vision of the American bald eagle. In this design, the bald eagle is in front-facing relief and clutches the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace in its talons.
These 1885-CC Silver Morgan Dollars arrive with plastic slabs and have a Mint State 67 certification. Coins in this condition showcase original mint luster with three to four minuscule contact marks, one or two of which may be inside the primary focal fields of the coin. There may be one or two hairlines, but are not visible unless you have the aid of magnification.
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