Morgan Silver Dollars from the United States Mint are quite popular with collectors in the 21st century. The last US silver dollar to enjoy massive production volume and long-term use, the Morgan Dollar was created by US Mint Assistant Engraver George T. Morgan. In the 1960s, it was discovered that the US Treasury had within its vaults millions of uncirculated Morgan Dollars. Among them, 95% were Carson City Mint issues that never saw circulation. Right now, 1882-CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion with the original GSA packaging.
- Arrives in a hard plastic holder, a presentation box, and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 5th coin in the Morgan Silver Dollar Series!
- Initial mintage of only 1,113,000 coins!
- Contains .77433 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse side depicts Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle.
- Comes with a CC mint mark from the Carson City Mint.
Each 1882-CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coin available here comes with its original packaging from the Government Services Administration. After the Treasury discovered the uncirculated Morgans, the GSA audited the coins and packaged them for distribution to American collectors through private auctions in the 1970s and 1980s. Each coin was placed into the packaging youll receive here today. This includes a hard plastic holder for the coin, a presentation box, and a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Morgan Silver Dollar was struck in the millions by four of the US Mints branch facilities in 1882. The Philadelphia Mint issued 11.1 million coins. The San Francisco Mint issued 9.25 million coins. The New Orleans Mint struck 6.09 million coins. The Carson City Mint produced the lowest number at just 1.113 million coins.
However, that mintage of 1.113 million coins was nearly 1 million coins higher than in 1881. As was the case with the vast majority of CC-Morgan Silver Dollars, the bulk wound up sitting in US Treasury vaults. The GSAs audit of the hoard of Morgan Silver Dollars in the 1960s and 1970s found that 605,000 1882-CC Morgan Dollars were in the Treasury vaults. That figure is just over half the overall mintage from 1882!
The obverse side of 1882-CC Morgan Silver Dollars includes a depiction of Lady Liberty. This left-profile bust was created by Morgan with teacher-writer Anna Willess Williams sitting as the model for his creation of the Liberty portrait. On the reverse face of the 1882 Morgan Silver Dollar is Morgans version of the heraldic eagle seal. It comes with no US national shield, but the front-facing eagle still clutches the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace in its talons.
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