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Obverse of 1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar


1881-CC SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7126, 7127, 97127

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 296,000
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) beneath the bow on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "FUN" Sale, January 2000, Lot 7051, sold for $3,220.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-68.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6407, plated, sold for $26,450.00  From the holdings of Andy Hansen

PCGS MS-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8236, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8235, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8234, not illustrated, sold for $718.75

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6262, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6261, not illustrated, sold for $718.75

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6260, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6259, not illustrated, sold for $787.75

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 364, unsold

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 931, illustrated, sold for $747.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 297, illustrated, sold for $977.50

NGC MS-65 Prooflike.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1796, sold for $719.00

PCGS MS-65, Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1335, not plated, sold for $488.75

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8233, not illustrated, sold for $437.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6258, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3606, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8232, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8231, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8230, not illustrated, sold for $437.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8229, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

NCG MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8228, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1529, sold for $345.00

MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1530, sold for $345.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6403, not illustrated, sold for $483.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1068, not illustrated, sold for $448.50

NGC MS-64, Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  
Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1442, plated, sold for $253.00

NGC MS-64, Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  
Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1443, not plated, sold for $230.00

NGC MS-64, Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  
Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1445, not plated, sold for $230.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, nearly Gem.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1336, not plated, sold for $253.00

NGC MS-63, Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1446, not plated, sold for $207.00

NGC MS-63, Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1447, not plated, sold for $207.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.   Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 671, sold for $218.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 784, sold for $212.75

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 785, sold for $201.25

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 484, not plated, sold for $230.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 485, not plated, sold for $230.00

MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1797, sold for $184.00

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2032, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

MS-60+.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 932, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

MS-60+.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 933, not illustrated, sold for $236.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1337, not plated, sold for $230.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 786, sold for $207.00

Notes:
Despite a seemingly low mintage, the 1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar is common in Uncirculated grades, including Gem condition.  Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are readily obtainable  The Uncirculated grade seen most often is MS-64, followed by MS-63 and MS-65 (which are seen with almost identical frequency).  The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-68's, 13 MS-66 Prooflikes, and 36 MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

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