GSA Silver Morgan Dollars are highly coveted by collectors. The discovery of millions of Silver Morgan Dollars in US Treasury vaults in the 1960s changed the landscape for collectors, making some coins once considered rare more available to collectors. The stash of coins was audited by the Government Services Administration, then packaged and auctioned off to collectors through public auctions. Today, 1885-CC Silver Morgan dollars from the GSA are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in a GSA hard plastic holder with a presentation box and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Eighth issue and final consecutive year of striking at the Carson City Mint!
- Mintage limited to 238,000 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 side of the coin is Liberty.
- The reverse field depicts the heraldic eagle.
- Bears a “CC” mint mark from the Carson City Mint.
- Please keep in mind that not all packaging may include the term UNCIRCULATED, but all coins are in the same condition regardless.
The US Treasury announced in the 1960s that it had found some $3 million worth of uncirculated Silver Morgan Dollars in its vaults. The GSA audited the stash of coins in the aftermath, discovering that 95% of the coins were still in uncirculated condition Morgan Dollars from the Carson City Mint. It noted the number of Morgan Dollars from various dates at the Carson City Mint and found coins from 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1890, and 1891 in the stash, each with varying levels present. The coins from the 1880s were particularly notable for large volumes representing a major percentage of the original mintages from the 1880s.
All 1885-CC Silver Morgan Dollars available here come with the full GSA packaging used to prepare the coins for public auctions in the 1970s. Each coin is individually packaged inside of a hard plastic holder and available with a presentation box and a Certificate of Authenticity.
On the obverse side of 1885 Silver Morgan Dollars is an image of Liberty. Her left-profile portrait is based on Anna Willess Williams, a teacher and writer who sat through portrait sessions with George T. Morgan to help develop the Liberty bust for the Morgan Dollar.
The reverse field of 1885-CC Silver Morgan Dollars comes with a depiction of the heraldic eagle of the United States. The design was created by Morgan and shows the bald eagle in front-facing relief with the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace in its talons.
1885-CC Silver Morgan Dollars had a total mintage of 238,000 coins, of which 148,300 coins were found in the US Treasury vaults in the 1960s. The 1885 date mark was both the lowest in the history of the series at the Carson City Mint and the last at the Carson City Mint until 1889.
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