Carson City Morgan Dollars

Carson City Morgan silver dollars have a special place in every silver coin collection. These Morgans have a high collectable value due to their history and a limited number of coins available. Most famous among them are Morgan dollars with 1879-CC, 1890-CC, and 1891-CC mint mark.


1879 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS G4 Rare Certified Carson City Coin
1879 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS G4 Rare Certified Carson City Coin
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1878 CC Morgan Dollar Rare Key Date US Mint Gem PQ Silver Coin BU Unc MS+++++
1878 CC Morgan Dollar Rare Key Date US Mint Gem PQ Silver Coin BU Unc MS+++++
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1879 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC VF25 Rare Certified Carson City Coin
1879 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC VF25 Rare Certified Carson City Coin
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1891 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC XF Details EF Rare Carson City Coin
1891 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC XF Details EF Rare Carson City Coin
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1889 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR MINT MARK CCCARSON CITY CIRCULATED AND UNCLEANED
1889 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR MINT MARK CCCARSON CITY CIRCULATED AND UNCLEANED
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1879 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC Fine Details Rare Carson City Coin
1879 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC Fine Details Rare Carson City Coin
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1889 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 ANACS F12 Details Rare Carson City Coin
1889 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 ANACS F12 Details Rare Carson City Coin
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1891 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC AU Details Rare Carson City Coin
1891 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC AU Details Rare Carson City Coin
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1889 CC MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR 1889 CC MORGAN 1 NGC CAC VG10
1889 CC MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR 1889 CC MORGAN 1 NGC CAC VG10
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1891 CC MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR 4587 HIGH GRADE COIN US MINT RARE KEY DATE ESTATE
1891 CC MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR 4587 HIGH GRADE COIN US MINT RARE KEY DATE ESTATE
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RAINBOW TONED NEAR GEM 1878 CC MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR PCGS CERTIFIED
RAINBOW TONED NEAR GEM 1878 CC MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR PCGS CERTIFIED
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1891 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC XF40 EF40 Rare Carson City Coin
1891 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC XF40 EF40 Rare Carson City Coin
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1883 CC Morgan Dollar Rare Key Date US Mint Gem PQ Silver Coin BU Unc MS++++++
1883 CC Morgan Dollar Rare Key Date US Mint Gem PQ Silver Coin BU Unc MS++++++
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1892 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS Genuine XF Detail Rare Carson City Coin
1892 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS Genuine XF Detail Rare Carson City Coin
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1884 CC Morgan Dollar Rare Key Date US Mint Gem PQ Silver Coin BU Unc MS++++++
1884 CC Morgan Dollar Rare Key Date US Mint Gem PQ Silver Coin BU Unc MS++++++
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1878 CC VAM 11 Wing Lines Morgan Silver Dollar 1 MS 62 NGC Top 100
1878 CC VAM 11 Wing Lines Morgan Silver Dollar 1 MS 62 NGC Top 100
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1884 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 MS 66 PCGS Blast White
1884 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 MS 66 PCGS Blast White
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1892 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 MS 63 PCGS Better Date
1892 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 MS 63 PCGS Better Date
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1889 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 F 15 PCGS Key Date
1889 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 F 15 PCGS Key Date
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1893 CC MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR NICE VF GREAT COLLECTOR COIN M168QDCXX
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Carson City Mint was created by Congress resolution on March 3, 1863, however actual construction did not begin until three years later. Actually, it took three more years before the first carson city Morgan dollar bearing the famous "cc mintmark" was minted.

Carson City Morgans (CC Silver Dollars) demand an indomitable place in American history. After massive quantities of silver were discovered in the 1850s in Carson City, Nevada, the town built and maintained a mintage that produced what became known as the CC Morgans.

Carson City silver dollars look the same as the Morgan dollars, with the face of Liberty and an eagle on the reverse side, but also display the double C mint mark on the reverse side. This fact makes it extremely valuable to collectors.

Millions of Carson City silver dollars were minted during certain years, but in other years only a few thousands were minted. As a result, Carson City silver dollars total less than one per cent of the total number of American silver dollars that were minted before and after them.

All Carson City Morgans are considered very collectible, but among the most valuable of these is the 1885 Morgan CC. During this year, very few of these silver dollars were minted. The Carson City mint was officially closed in 1893.

Meanwhile, the numismatic hobby was growing by leaps and bounds. Then, in the late 1930s a few coin dealers discovered that there were uncirculated Carson City silver dollars worth $5.00 each in Washington D.C.’s Treasury Department. Naturally, the dealers began to take advantage of the opportunity.

New interest in Carson City Morgans began in 1972 when the General Services Administration began to distribute them in mail-bids. This continued until 1980, when the entire cache of CC dollars was gone.

Tips for buying CC Morgan dollars:

Take into account the CC Morgan’s condition before you purchase it. Even though the coin may be listed as rare, its condition may reduce the value.

Find out how many CC Morgans of the type you’re considering are uncirculated. Sometimes an uncirculated grading doesn’t warrant an increased price.

During some years millions of CC Morgans were minted, while in other years only a few hundred thousand were minted – making some rarer than others.

CC Morgan silver dollars are considered among the most collectible of coins and adding them to your collection should be considered a privilege.

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