- Carson City Morgan dollars
bearing the famous "CC" mint mark are at the top of many coin collectors' want lists. Struck at the Carson City Mint in Nevada from 1878 through 1893, these so-called CC Morgan dollars
are symbolic of the Old West and the massive silver lodes that were discovered there during the latter decades of the 19th century. Carson City Morgan dollars
are generally quite scarce, with several dates yielding either six-figure or low seven-figure mintages and survival rates but a fraction of those mintages.
It's not far-fetched to categorize even the most common of CC Morgan dollars
as at least semi-keys. One of these issues, the 1889-CC (with a mintage of 350,000), is a bona fide series key date. Many Morgan dollar
enthusiasts will focus their Carson City Mint pursuits on the regular-issue coinage from the CC Mint. All told, there are 13 distinct Carson City issues counted among the regular-issue business strikes, not considering branch-mint proofs and the myriad varieties known among CC Morgans. However, one of the most important CC Morgan dollar
varieties wasn't even struck until seven years after the last regular-issue Carson City Morgan rolled off the presses!
Morgan dollar, 1900-O/CC $1, PCGS MS67
The subject coin here is the 1900-O/CC Morgan dollar
, a fantastic over mint mark coin that clearly shows the "O" mint mark of the New Orleans Mint superimposed atop the "CC" mint mark. How did something like that happen? Perhaps it's a little less stupefying when one realizes that in the early 1900s, the Philadelphia Mint was distributing prepared dies for all branch mints, which included the Carson City and New Orleans Mints.Read the Entire Article