1884 saw mintage figures across the four mints striking Morgan Silver Dollars take some big swings. The Philadelphia Mint produced nearly 2 million additional coins over its 1883 mintage level and nearly set a new record high for single-year production, while the New Orleans Mint set a new record for its coining of Morgan Dollars by striking a total of 9.73 million coins. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Mint saw a drastic fall in its production of the coins with the Carson City Mint remaining relatively stable. Today, GSA 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a hard plastic holder from the GSA!
- 7th year of availability in the Morgan Silver Dollar Series!
- Limited mintage of only 1,136,000 coins!
- Contains .77344 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse is Lady Liberty.
- The reverse features the heraldic eagle.
- “CC” mint marks from the Carson City Mint.
While the output of the various branch mints striking the Morgan Silver Dollars for the US Mint ebbed and flowed with each year, it was the Carson City Mint that often saw the tamest swings in production and the lowest overall totals each year. From 1878 to 1885 and again from 1889 to 1893, the Carson City Mint averaged roughly 1.2 to 1.3 million coins struck each year. There were obvious exceptions to this, such as 1885 when Carson City struck just 238,000 coins. What wouldn’t be discovered until the 20th century was the fact that most of the Carson City Mint’s coins never ended up in circulation.
All of these 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollars are GSA-issued coins originally auctioned off to the general public in the 1970s and 1980s. Each coin remains housed inside of its original GSA hard plastic holder.
The GSA, Government Services Administration, audited a treasure trove of uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollars found in US Treasury vaults in the 1960s. Most of the coins were Carson City Mint issues and the 1884 date mark was a particularly stunning example of how most Carson City Morgan Dollars never reached circulation. Of the original mintage of 1,136,000 coins struck in 1884, 962,000 were still sitting in US Treasury vaults in the 1960s.
On the obverse of 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollars is a left-profile bust of Liberty. This depiction shows Liberty with a coronet in her hair, a wreath crown on her head, and a cap holding up much of her curly hair at the back of her head.
The reverse side of 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollars comes with a depiction of the heraldic eagle of the United States. This design was created by George T. Morgan, the same man who created the effigy of Liberty on the obverse. It features a bald eagle clutching the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace.
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