The 1880 release of Morgan Silver Dollars by the Carson City Mint is somewhat of a rarity for collectors today. With a total mintage of just 591,000 coins that year, only two subsequent Carson City Mint date marks came in at lower original mintages. When uncirculated Carson City Mint Morgan Silver Dollars were discovered in US Treasury vaults in the 1960s, the rarity of some of the date and mint mark combinations changed for collectors. Right now, 1880-CC Morgan Silver Dollars are available to purchase online from JM Bullion in GSA holders.
- Arrives in a hard plastic holder from the GSA!
- 3rd coin in the Morgan Silver Dollar Series!
- First released in the 1970s through GSA auctions!
- Contains .77344 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Liberty is depicted on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle on the reverse.
- “CC” mint mark from the Carson City Mint.
Each 1880-CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coin available here from JM Bullion comes with its original GSA holder. When the Government Services Administration audited and subsequently auctioned off the large hoard of Morgan Silver Dollars discovered in US Treasury vaults, the coins were packaged into hard plastic holders with a card in the background behind the coin. The vast majority of those GSA Morgans are only available with this holder today, as many original buyers discarded the presentation box and COA, typically as a result of having the coins graded.
When the original mintage in the 19th century is compared to the GSA audit from the 1960s, the 1880-CC Morgan Silver Dollar is one of the coins that became more populous for collectors. The Morgan Dollars discovered in the US Treasury vaults were, by in large, never circulated in the first place. 95% of the hoard of coins came from the Carson City Mint and had been taken directly to US Treasury vaults after coining, meaning the coins never saw the light of day in circulation.
As mentioned earlier, the Carson City Mint struck a total of 591,000 coins in 1880. The GSA audit revealed a total of 131,500 1880-CC Morgan Dollars just sitting in the Treasury vaults.
Liberty is depicted in left-profile relief on the obverse of 1880 Morgan Silver Dollars. This design showcases Liberty’s head in left-profile relief as she wears both a coronet and a wreath crown in her hair. Her hair is held back in a bun with some curly strands flowing down her neck. There are 13 stars around her figure in this design.
The heraldic eagle is present on the reverse side of the 1880-CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coin. This design depicts an American bald eagle in front-facing relief with no US national shield. The bird is clutching the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace in its talons. The Carson City Mint’s mark is present beneath the tail feathers of the eagle near the “D” in the word dollar on this face of the coin.
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