Silver Morgan Dollars remain incredibly popular with American collectors more than 140 years after introduction and 100 years following the last production of the coins by the US Mint. In the 1960s, a massive hoard containing millions of Morgan Dollars was discovered in the vaults of the US Treasury. Never released into circulation, these coins were auctioned off to the public by the Government Services Administration and have become known as GSA Silver Morgan Dollars. Now, GSA Silver Morgan Dollar 3-Coin Sets with coins originally struck by the Carson City Mint are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
Coin Set Highlights:
- Coins ship to you inside GSA holders with a box and Certificate of Authenticity included!
- 3-Coin Set comes with dates of 1882, 1883, and 1884!
- Each one originally issued by the Carson City Mint!
- Consists of .77344 Troy ounces of actual silver content per coin.
- Issued individual face values of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Liberty is found on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle on the reverse.
- Bears “CC” mint marks from the Carson City Mint.
- With your purchase, you receive a free Carson City Morgan Dollar guidebook!
- Please keep in mind that wear and tear is possible on the GSA holders.
The Carson City Mint was a short-lived branch facility of the United States Mint located in the state of Nevada. The mint was created in 1863, but was not operational until 1870. The Carson City Mint was established out west to provide immediate coining capacity for silver from the Comstock Lode and other major silver discoveries in Nevada and the surrounding area. The Carson City Mint primarily struck silver coins and did so from 1870 to 1885 and again from 1889 to 1893.
Silver Morgan Dollars were struck at the Carson City Mint from 1878 when the series launched until 1885, and then again from 1889-1893. Carson City Mint Silver Morgan Dollars were part of a 1964 discovery of Silver Morgans inside US Treasury vaults. Some $3 million worth of Carson City Morgan Dollars were discovered inside and later auctioned off to the public by the Government Services Administration, the GSA.
Liberty is found on the obverse of Silver Morgan Dollars. This design was created by George T. Morgan for the United States Mint in 1878 when silver dollar coining resumed. Forever known as the Morgan Dollar, this design of Liberty was inspired by Anna Willess Williams. The left-profile bust shows Liberty with a coronet and wreath crown in her hair, as well as a bun at the back of her head and strands of curly hair hanging down the side of her face.
Morgan’s version of the heraldic eagle is depicted on the reverse of Silver Morgan Dollars in this 3-Coin Set. The design offers a smaller bald eagle with no US national shield included in the design. The eagle is in front-facing relief and clutches the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace in its talons.
These Silver Morgan Dollar 3-Coin Sets come with GSA-released coins. There is one coin each from 1882, 1883, and 1884 in this set, all originally struck by the Carson City Mint with a “CC” mint mark present. The Carson City Mint initially struck an average of 1.2 million coins in each of these three years, but the vast majority ended up in US Treasury vaults for decades. The coins in this set are individually packaged in GSA plastic holders with a Certificate of Authenticity. Silver.com will also provide you with a free Carson City Mint Morgan Dollar guidebook when you purchase this three-coin set. Included within the chapters of the book is a special feature on the Morgan Dollars from the GSA Hoard. The GSA packaged these Silver Morgan Dollars in these holders more than 50 years ago, which means it is possible to receive coins with holders that show wear and tear.
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