The 1884 date mark from the Carson City Mint in the Morgan Silver Dollar Series was once regarded as one of the rarer specimens in the series. As collectors sought out the coins in the 20th century, the original mintage of 1,136,000 coins proved hard to come by. That all changed when the US Treasury found massive supplies of Morgan Silver Dollars just sitting in its vaults in uncirculated condition. Starting in the 1970s, the Government Services Administration auctioned off the coins to the public, releasing a swarm of Morgan Silver Dollars previously unknown to the public. Right now, 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollars in GSA packaging are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of GSA hard plastic holders and presentation boxes with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
- 7th date mark in the Morgan Silver Dollar range!
- Limited mintage of only 1,136,000 coins!
- Contains .77344 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse has a portrait of Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle.
- Comes with CC mint marks from the Carson City Mint.
Each of the 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollars you receive in this JM Bullion listing comes with the original packaging from the Government Services Administration. The GSA housed the coins inside of hard plastic holders when auctioning the US Treasury hoard of Morgan Silver Dollars to the public in the 1970s and 1980s. Each coin and plastic holder was released with a presentation box and a Certificate of Authenticity.
The 1884-CC Morgan Dollar is one of the most significant from the hoard of coins found in US Treasury vaults in the 1960s. The GSA completed an audit of the coins in the hoard following its discovery and found that 95% of the previously uncirculated coins came from the Carson City Mint. Its completed audit broke down the Carson City Mint coins by date, with the 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollars found to have the highest volume in the lot at 962,000. With the original mintage back in 1884 totaling only 1,136,000 coins, the US Treasury hoard represented nearly 85% of the total issue. That means just 15% of the original coins actually ended up in circulation in the 19th century.
The obverse side of 1884 Morgan Silver Dollars features a bust of Liberty. This left-profile portrait of Liberty was inspired by teacher and writer Anna Willess Williams, the woman who sat through portrait sessions with George T. Morgan during the creation of the design.
On the reverse field of the 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollar is an image of the heraldic eagle of the United States. This was also created by George T. Morgan and showcases an American bald eagle in front-facing relief.
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