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1880-CC SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7100, 7101, 97101, 7102, 7103, 97103, 7104, 7105, 97105, 7108, 7109, 97109, 7110

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 591,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "CC" (for Carson City, Nevada) beneath the bow on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The 1880-CC Morgan Silver Dollar is scarce in Uncirculated condition, but still readily obtainable, even in Gem condition.  The typical Uncirculated grade is MS-64.  The finest examples graded by PCGS (including all varieties) are 21 MS-67's, 6 MS-66 Prooflikes, and 2 MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

Several varieties exist for this date, including the following:
1880-CC, Second 8 over a high 7 (rare)
1880-CC, Second 8 over a low 7 (rare)
1880/79-CC, Reverse of 1878 (common)
1880-CC, Second 8 over 7, Reverse of 1878
             (very scarce)

The finest "8/High7" examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-67's, 4 MS-65 Prooflikes, and a single MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflike.

The finest "8/Low 7" examples graded by PCGS are 9 MS-66's, a single MS-66 Prooflike, and a single MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflike.

The finest "1880/79 Rev. 1878" examples graded by PCGS are 28 MS-66's, a single MS-66 Prooflike, and 2 MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

The finest "8/7 Rev 1878" examples graded by PCGS are 22 MS-66's.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 2858, sold for $17,250.00

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 465, illustrated, "... 8 over High 7, 3rd Reverse...reverse of 1879...", sold for $13,800.00

PCGS MS-66 DMPL.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 466, illustrated, "... 8 over High 7, 3rd Reverse...reverse of 1879...", sold for $10,925.00

Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "FUN" Sale, January 2000, Lot 7039

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6244, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8204, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6382, not illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 922, "80/79, Second Rev", illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 293, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1051, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2018, "80 over 79, Rev of 1878", illustrated, sold for $3,450.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6243, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6875, "8 Over Low 7", not illustrated, sold for $776.25

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3595, "Reverse of 1878", illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

ANACS MS-65, Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3596, illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1519, sold for $546.25

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6381, not illustrated, sold for $661.25  From the Fred Firestone Collection

PCGS MS-64, Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3597, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS MS-64 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6383, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6384, "Rev of 1878, VAM-4", not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 420, "80 over 79", sold for $632.50

MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3598, not illustrated, sold for $241.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6242, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6241, not illustrated, sold for $276.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6245, " 8 Over Low 7", not illustrated, sold for $253.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6246, "1880/79 Reverse of 1878", not illustrated, sold for $747.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6247, "1880/70, Reverse of 1878", not illustrated, sold for $747.50

NGC MS-64, Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.
Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1437, plated, sold for $299.00

NGC MS-64, Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  
Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1438, not plated, sold for $230.00

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 477, not plated, sold for $1,092.50

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8206, "8 Over High 7", not illustrated, sold for $431.25

ANACS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8207, "1880/79, Rev. of 1878", not illustrated, sold for $310.50

NGC MS-63, Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1439, not plated, sold for $230.00

NGC MS-63, Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1440, not plated, sold for $230.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6380, not illustrated, sold for $209.30

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1331, "Reverse of '79", not plated, sold for $316.25

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1332, "8/7, Reverse of '79", not plated, sold for $276.00

MS-60+.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 923, not illustrated, sold for $253.00

NGC MS-62, Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1441, not plated, sold for $201.25

MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2020, "8 over high 7, third reverse", not illustrated, sold for $218.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 655, sold for $195.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 656, sold for $207.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service